Babies in Playroom
The early childhood systems we build now in Washington state will impact generations of children and their families. These systems must be designed to eliminate racial disparities.
We believe a key lever in this work is ensuring that more leaders of color, particularly those from communities who are furthest from justice, drive and shape the design of these policies.

Shifting who gets a seat at the decision-making table.

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

We are engaged in a 16-month-long design process to develop this new fellowship program. We are exploring a range of questions, from structure and content, equity training, management, alumni support, and more. As we continue our outreach we are prioritizing input from leaders of color and prospective placement organizations. 

OUR INITIAL COMMITMENTS

Racial Equity

Strengthen organizations' anti-racism commitments, efforts, and capacity

Compensation

Provide adequate pay and benefits to remove barriers to entry

Two Years

Offer a more intensive experience to build trust, expertise, and networks

Employment + Learning
Mid-Career Focus

Develop more seasoned professionals who can quickly influence the field

Cohort Model

Build relationships (and have fun!) in order to build shared power

State-Wide

Represent the geographic diversity of our state and Tribal communities

Engaged Alumni

Fellows placed within organizations with protected learning time

Prioritize the power that is held in future cumulative and collective networks 

This fellowship design work is made possible by the generous support of the Perigee Fund.

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info@waecpfellowship.org  |   Seattle, WA

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