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Growing Our Own: Education Leadership Development for a New Era
 
Click to view the full article (PDF) In 2004, The Southern Education Foundation marked the 50 year anniversary of the United States Supreme Courts landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, by creating the Education Summers Leadership Initiative. The Initiative is an investment in providing a new generation of young people with the opportunity to continue efforts to improve Southern education quality, access, achievement and attainment.

Growing Our Own: Education Leadership Development for a New Era. is a report on the first five years of the internship program and on the more than 93 students who have participated. The report captures only the words and ideas of promising young people who have participated in the Leadership Initiative, but information about the real impact the Initiative has had on the students, the independent sector and education equity in the South and the nation. Many of SEFs Interns have gone on to become teachers, policy-makers, school administrators, childrens advocates and, most importantly, leaders.

 
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