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Diversity in Leadership

A Community of Practice for Leaders of Color

Our Diversity in Leadership (DIL) initiative is striving to eliminate the diversity gap between students and school leaders in California. By increasing the talent pipeline of African American and Latino leaders in charter schools, we can create avenues for leadership development, school growth, funding, and advocacy. 

The Diversity Gap

Of the nearly 90,000 principals in United States public schools, 80% are White, 10% are Black, and 7% are Latino, compared to the nearly half of the student population that identify as people of color. In California, 60% of public school students are Latino or African American, while only 22% of teachers share that background.
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How We’re Tackling the Diversity Gap

Studies have shown that all students, especially those of color, have greater academic outcomes when they are exposed to an educational leader of color. We’re working to close that gap by focusing on the development of a talent pipeline.

Diversity in Leadership Supports Leaders of Color in 3 Ways

Leadership Development

Create spaces for networking and best practice sharing.

School Growth & Funding

Provide resources for access to funding opportunities that foster growth.


Build advocacy capacity and strength that results in diverse representation in influential spaces.