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The Expanded Success Initiative School Design Fellowship

The Expanded Success Initiative School Design Fellowship will design and launch a breakthrough high school model whose outcomes are measured by college and career success for Black and Latino young men and women.  The model will result in the launch of eight new high schools that pilot the new design, proposed to open in fall 2014 as both district and charter variations.  The schools will serve both young men and women, enrolled primarily from five of NYC’s highest-poverty neighborhoods.

The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) is an educational component of the city’s Young Men’s Initiative, the nation’s boldest and most comprehensive effort that tackles the broad disparities slowing the advancement of Black and Latino young men. ESI is generously supported by the Open Society Foundations and administered by the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness.

The ESI School Design Fellowship will bring together a diverse cadre of potential school leaders, from which the principals of the new schools will be drawn.  Fellows can come from the fields of youth and community work, or entrepreneurship and management, or educational reform or another relevant field.  While not all fellows are expected to have experience in school settings, all will bring passion and commitment to educating Black and Latino young men and women towards college and career success.  The 12-15 fellows will be immersed in learning, collaborative design and school implementation support over a 14-month period as they build out the elements that define the model.    At the conclusion of the fellowship, it is expected that each fellow will assume a position of leadership in the new schools.

We are looking for exceptional leaders who are excited by this challenge and are ready to join a career-making opportunity in our fellowship program. Fellows must be available to begin full-time work by July 1, 2013, although individuals who are available can begin on-boarding in April 2013.

More information about the Expanded Success Initiative and the ESI School Design Fellowship is available here.  Note that applications are accepted through March 31, 2013 or until all the positions have been filled.

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