Join Kareem Jabbar in support of Support New Leaders this Giving Tuesday (Bay Area)
New Leaders: Helping All Kids Get a Great Education
A family’s income should not determine a child’s destiny.
This holiday season, I hope you’ll join me in supporting New Leaders as part of Giving Tuesday.
New Leaders recruits outstanding educators from across the country and develops them into transformational principals and leaders for students in high-poverty schools.
I trained through the program, and they prepared me well. There is nothing better than seeing a school improve and watching the community come alive with joy and hope.
Academically speaking, New Leaders helped Oakland Unified become the fastest gaining urban district 6 years in a row, and individual schools like Acorn Woodland (shout out to Kimi Kean!) went from being one of the worst in the state – to winning a California Distinguished School Award. Yes, our kids can do it… and so can the adults, but they need the support of a strong leader.
We’ve worked to expand the program into Richmond and San Jose. I’d love your support (even $5) in helping sustain that work. Every bit helps.
Help fund the training, development, and support of transformational school leaders
New Leaders trains tomorrow’s principals. The people who join this program share a deep belief that all students can achieve at high levels – that demography is not destiny for children in low-income communities. Your gift will support New leaders so they can more adeptly transform underperforming public schools and make a real difference in the lives of students from low-income communities.
About New Leaders
New Leaders seeks to ensure high academic achievement for all children—especially students in poverty and students of color—by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.
Why focus on great leaders? School principals are the driving force behind school improvement. One outstanding teacher isn’t enough; students require multiple years of effective teachers to reach academic excellence, especially if they have fallen behind. Strong principals have the skills to support their existing staff to become outstanding teachers and to keep the strongest educators in their schools.
New Leaders’ leadership training begins with our Emerging Leaders Program, which builds a pipeline of promising future school leaders by growing the abilities of talented educators over the course of a year to lead other adults in raising student achievement.
Many Emerging Leaders go on to join our signature Aspiring Principals Program, a rigorous, one-year residency through which we train highly motivated, results-oriented individuals to strengthen our most struggling schools. To ensure that we get the best leaders into schools, we also identify promising talent through a national admissions process.
After their residency, we support our leaders in their critical first years on the job through the Principal Institute, which employs professional learning communities and strategic one-on-one coaching for one or two years to ensure our new principals—and their students—are set up for success. And with our new Leadership Practice Improvement program, we train current school principals and their leadership teams in best practices to raise student achievement.