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Today, we kick off our Black History Month celebration honoring @ODWyattFWISD alumnus @kirkfranklin who won 3 #GRAMMYs on Sunday.

To support school leaders deepening their understanding of autonomy, we're so excited to partnered with Teach For America Texas to offer this virtual webinar.
Register here:

HUGE congrats to @TransformWaco for winning the Full-Service Community Schools Program grant from @usedgov! A well-deserved and much-needed boost to the amazing community school, community partnership, wraparound and academic acceleration programs at TW.

We are offering $215,000 in planning grants to teams designing new, innovative public schools launching in Fall 2024. Register for our webinar taking place tomorrow at 9 AM PST to learn more about this funding opportunity:

Calling all educators and innovators! Need funding and support to launch a new, innovative school in fall 2024? @NSVF is offering $4 million in grants. Details here:

Highlighting an amazing first-of-its-kind collective - the Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative! Career pathways; district, higher ed, industry collaboratives - SWCEC is sharing resources, PD, & more to address inequity rural SW CO!

Excited to announce Alyssa Morton as our new CEO!

"[This] builds from our first decade of results & sets the stage for a new phase.. [She] has been key to the organization’s development.. and we are thrilled to have her stepping into this new role."

The Fremont Multidistrict Initiative in CO helps students find pathways to careers. Canon City @CCSchoolsRe1, Fremont, & Cotopaxi Dist partnered w/ @PCCpueblo Pueblo Comm College to provide pathways not accessible to students w/o the rural collaborative.

Pull back the curtain on the real-life outcomes of high school graduates, by Christi Martin

Empower is proud to support @LafParishSchool 's PreEducator Pathway through @La_Believes LDOE's Reimagine School Systems grant! LPSS grows their own, addresses teacher shortage, and sponsors Educators Rising Clubs for students to learn more about teaching.

We are expanding our team and currently hiring for an Events Coordinator role. Apply by 12/19 or send to someone you think would be interested!

We're hiring a Senior Manager, Communications! This is our first communications-focused position and a reflection of our investment and commitment to strong and effective communications for us and our partners.

Please reach out or RT to your connections!

Shout out to Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative developing pathways for students in rural SW CO! More at @DurangoHerald.

"Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative pulls together business owners, industry leaders and schools from nine districts"

The Thoma Foundation has awarded $200,000 to Empower Schools. This grant funds the pilot of the LeadRural Fellowship—a coordinated effort to identify, cultivate, and support rural education leaders in South Texas.


An exciting night as we had our San Antonio Area Partnerships dinner with @EmpowerSchools.

So happy to welcome San Antonio ISD’s John Norman to present as well as a panel discussion with Edgewood ISD and Texas A&M San Antonio.

Energized to partner with @ThomaArt on LeadRural Fellowship! Director Holly Harrison “We need strong, empowered leaders w diverse perspectives & experiences... to foster thriving communities and equitable access to high-quality education in rural areas."

Congrats to Sally Kim and Marissa Ramos, both educators at the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership who are semifinalists for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year!

We had a great meeting with Community Stakeholders and UC students this morning.

Working together to redefine what education is going to look like! Nextgen Grant will lead to a change at UC!



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