The Urban League of Greater New Orleans is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our 3rd annual ULEAD (Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity) cohort. ULEAD is the premier training institute for leaders of color in the community on the current educational landscape in New Orleans.
The Urban League of Greater New Orleans is seeking participants for its 9 session educational leadership academy. If you are a working professional, have interest in the K-12 education system in New Orleans, and want to make an impact in the community, then the ULEAD fellowship is for you. As a member of the ULEAD cohort, you will be provided with the knowledge, resources, and network to act in support of sustaining quality educational options and policies. This training institute exposes community leaders to the current education landscape of New Orleans and is an excellent opportunity to learn from current education leaders. ULEAD cohort members will also be empowered to engage the education landscape in the following five ways:

• Advocacy
o i.e. speak at community and board meetings, write op-eds
• Human Capital
o i.e. seek a position in the New Orleans education landscape
• Governance
o i.e. join a charter school board or run for political office
• Policy
o i.e. develop and or lobby for implementation of equitable policies
• Entrepreneurship
o i.e. start a school, for profit or non-profit educational program, or even develop some type of technology app that has an education policy focus
Sessions will take place every Tuesday beginning May 3rd, 2016 and will conclude on June 25th, 2016. Those who are interested in participating should complete the quick information sheet link below Friday, April 15th:

ULEAD Application
If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact Eric Walter via email at

About Urban League of Greater New Orleans
The Urban League is a non-profit community-based organization and a participating agency of the United Way. Established in 1938, the mission of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans is to enable African-Americans and other communities seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. Programs of the Urban League’s three Centers of Excellence are focused in the areas of education and youth development, community and economic development and public policy and advocacy. For more information on the Urban League, visit us online at and/or follow us on Facebook and
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