Working alongside the GeorgiaCAN State Outreach Director, with opportunities to interact with our Executive Director, the fellow will support community engagement and civic engagement around education reform in Georgia. During this fellowship, the parent fellow will learn organizing and communication skills as well as a broad understanding of education policy.
- Develop a team of local advocates to engage on local education issues in your community
- Work with the State Outreach Director on arranging advocacy efforts at the local school board and Georgia State Capitol
- Attend local community meetings (i.e. school board meetings or townhalls) around education to gain familiarity around community support and needs.
- Recruit new members into the GeorgiaCAN 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
- This fellowship includes a monthly stipend of $500.00
- 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 public school.
Not required but encouraged:
- Applicants completed GeorgiaCAN’s EPIC Parent Advocacy Training.