Working alongside GeorgiaCAN’s State Outreach Director, with opportunities to interact with our Executive Director, the fellow will support community and civic engagement in education reform throughout Georgia. During the fellowship, the selected parent fellow will gain experience in organizing and communication skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of education policy.
A little more about the fellowship: It will begin on July 1st, 2023, and conclude on May 31st, 2024. GeorgiaCAN is currently seeking four parents to participate in this opportunity. One of the fellowship’s requirements is that each fellow will develop a project plan to address an educational issue in their community.
- Build a team of local advocates to engage with education issues in your community
- Collaborate with the State Outreach Director to organize advocacy efforts at the local school board and Georgia State Capitol
- Attend community meetings focused on education, such as school board meetings or townhalls, to gain familiarity with community needs and support
- Recruit new members to join GeorgiaCAN’s advocate pipeline
- Political organizing or outreach experience
- Outstanding writing abilities
- Passion for education advocacy and student-centric reform.
- Positive can-do attitude and commitment to GeorgiaCAN’s mission
- The ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Be comfortable with phone banking and canvassing.
- This fellowship includes a monthly stipend.
- The commitment is a maximum of 10 hours per week.
Requirements of the program:
- Must be a parent, grandparent, or guardian of a student attending a Georgia school (public, public charter, private school, homeschool, or other.)
- Must live in the state of Georgia.
Not required but encouraged:
- Applicants completed GeorgiaCAN’s EPIC Parent Advocacy Training.
Application closes on May 21st, 2023.