Working alongside GeorgiaCAN’s State Outreach Director and Parent Fellowship Coordinator, GeorgiaCAN Parent Fellows support community and civic engagement in education reform in their community. This program runs annually, beginning July 1st and concluding May 31st of the following year. During the fellowship, the selected parent fellows will gain experience in organizing and communication skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of education policy.

Now in its fifth year, GeorgiaCAN is currently seeking four parents to participate in this opportunity. The fellowship includes a small monthly stipend and the commitment is less than 10 hours per week.

    • 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
    • Develop a project plan to address an educational issue in your community
    • Passion for education advocacy and student-centric reform.
    • Positive can-do attitude and commitment to GeorgiaCAN’s mission
    • Experience with political organizing, advocacy, or community engagement
    • The ability to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Be comfortable with phone banking and canvassing.
    • The application closes May 17th at 5pm
    • The interview period is late May, early June
    • The selection day is June 14th, 2024

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.