For too long, elected officials have not reflected the communities they represent, building barriers to the changes that communities want to see in their schools. Circle City Leaders is an intensive leadership development program that gives potential candidates, political campaign staff, and everyday advocates the tools and knowledge to build long-term community power and win campaigns for office.
Circle City Leaders 2021 offers two tracks: “Advocates” and “Candidates + Campaigners”. Both tracks will learn how to increase political participation and individual impact, guided by best-in-class local and national facilitators, as well as individual coaching and support. This one-of-a-kind experience will be offered at no cost to accepted participants.
Circle City Leaders Alumni have gone on to run effective campaigns for local office. Specifically, Will Pritchard is now the District 1 Commissioner on the Indianapolis Public School Board and Kenneth Allen is an At-Large Commissioner on the Indianapolis Public School Board. Aerionna Martin, Duane Ingram and Tara Elder all served as Campaign Managers in successful IPS School Board races.
We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to their community, believe all children deserve access to excellent public education, and are looking for a way to make an impact.
Are you interested in running for office? Have you worked on campaigns but want to learn how to be more effective?