WE EMPOWER LEADERS TO ADVANCE EQUITY.
Through the reflection of self and exploration of personal racial identities and their impact, our programs incorporate an explicit focus on creating an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to challenge inequities and disrupt oppressive systems.
THE NEUBAUER FELLOWSHIP’S LIBERATORY LEARNING ARC
The second year of Cohort 6’s Neubauer Fellowship featured a Liberatory Culture programmatic series, created in partnership with Lead 4 Liberation. Leaders deepened their skills to create environments of liberation—where every member is able to thrive, innovate, and experience belonging—in order to drive equity and outcomes.
Liberatory cultures include structures, routines, and systems that share power, decision-making, ownership, and feedback, with accessible opportunities and resources to thrive and achieve goals. Sessions strengthened leaders’ skills and provided resources to deepen self-awareness, be a better and more constructive listener, and build transformative relationships—foundational elements that work together toward implementing liberatory cultures in schools and communities. Working through a framework and collaborating through consultancy protocols, participants identified challenges to their community through the lens of liberation and specific actions and next steps to move closer to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which everyone has a sense of belonging.
“The Liberatory Culture sessions provided clear thoughts and systems to institutionalize liberation. I commit to always ensure all tiers of students are being supported as I work to create a system to increase conversations centered in racial and equity leadership.“
Principal, John Marshall Elementary School
2020 Neubauer Fellow