For too long, the leadership in education has not reflected the communities they represent, building barriers to the changes that families want to see in their schools. Circle City Leaders is an intensive leadership development program that gives future leaders the tools and knowledge needed to build long-term community power.
The program centers K-12 education in our city and state with a focus on some of the challenges faced by Black and Brown students and families: equitable resources; access to quality school options; mental health support; early childhood literacy rates; and the ability to engage with and be heard by city leadership.
Circle City Leaders is an eight-month program. Fellows will learn the history of K-12 education in our city and state and how to increase civic participation and individual impact in education spaces. The conversation will be guided by executive-level leaders and subject matter experts. Fellows also will receive individual executive coaching to support their personal and professional leadership journey.
CCL sessions take place on Fridays and Saturdays with a fact-finding trip to explore another city’s K-12 landscape in October. There is no cost to apply for participation in Circle City Leaders.
Circle City Leaders' 57 alumni include rising executive level leaders at Lilly, Cummins, Ivy Tech, Martin University, as well as school principals and teachers who, since completing the program, now serve on public- and private-sector boards or hold an active leadership role in public education.
CIRCLE CITY LEADERS PROGRAM GOALS
2023 CIRCLE CITY LEADERS
COHORT III DATES
March 20: Application deadline
May 12: Session 1
June 16: Session 2
July 21: Session 3
August 18: Session 4
September 16: Session 5
October 19-20: Session 6 (fact-finding trip)
November 18: Session 7
December 9: Session 8
Participants are required to attend the first and last sessions and may only miss one session during the program.
Application for CCL Cohort III is closed. Sign up below to get notified when we start accepting applications for the next class.