Problem & Opportunity.
Representation matters for kids. The National Center For Education Statistics found that 48% of school-aged children are Black or Latino and projected that by 2024, the majority of the children in our school systems will be children of color.
Representation matters for adults too. While the number of Black and Latino children is rapidly rising, the number of Black and Latino male principals is not. Currently, only 13% of their Principals are Black or Latino males, and that number is not moving. That number does not represent the population of kids we are serving.
A report by New Schools Venture found that only 25% of leadership/executive teams in the Ed sector are made up of Blacks or Latinos and only 17% of CEOs in the Ed sector are Black or Latino.
Lack of Diversity. Black and Latinos are more likely to end up in the courtroom as inmates than the boardroom as CEOs. Black and Latinos make up 17% of the population in the U.S; however, they make up 28% of the prison population and only 1% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. While white people make up 63% of the population in the U.S., they make up only 30% of the prison population and 74% of the CEOs in the Ed Sector and 91% representation as CEOs at a Fortune 500 company.
Now is the time for the education reform community to take bold, anti-racist action to increase the number of Black and Latino male leaders
48% of school aged children are Black and Latino
Only 13% of Principals are Black and Latino Males
Only 17% of CEO's in the Ed sector are Black or Latino
The Fellows Program
NFBLME's purpose is to create a dynamic, life-changing, empowering fellowship for Black and Latino males that springboards them into principal, senior level, and C-suite roles, increasing the number, longevity, and impact of Black and Latino males in the education sector.
OUR IMPACT .
We aim to build a national virtual fellowship cohort program that create a new generation of excellence in Black and Latino male leaders.
Our Tribe of program leaders and fellows consist of senior level executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, principals, assistant principals, deans, teachers, and a whole host of diverse roles that are impacting educational spaces across the country.