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Authentic Community Engagement Part 4: Authenticity, Efficacy and Equity in Virtual Community Engagement
As we all adapt to supporting our partners and communities from afar, the final webinar of our authentic community engagement series will dive into a series of framing questions to consider when designing or assessing your engagement strategies. Rhonda Broussard and Leslie Brown Rawlings from Beloved Community will be joined by Tiffany Cheng Nyaggah of NewSchools Venture Fund to guide a discussion centered around Beloved Community's guiding definitions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attendees will leave this session with both a framework and tools for applying an equity lens when virtually engaging the communities that you serve.

This event is intended for members and other education grantmakers. There is no cost to attend this Grantmakers for Education program.

Monthly Master Class
The purpose of the Monthly Master Class is to engage in deeper learning together and practice talking across difference. On the first Friday of each month, Grantmakers for Education hosts an interview-based webinar. Each session is anchored by reflections from one to two members and a nonprofit or academic leader and includes time for questions and collaborative sense-making among presenters and attendees.

Jun 12, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rhonda Broussard
Founder @Beloved Community
Rhonda Broussard founded Beloved Community to create sustainable paths to equitable schools and communities. Her vision for Beloved Community is informed by her work in diverse by design schools and by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s goal “to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” Rhonda leads our Equity in Schools practice, where she designs supports that transform operations, pedagogy, student culture and adult culture for sustainable inclusion and equity. In 2007, she founded St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, the first public school in the US to offer this rigorous academic model to a socio-economically diverse, majority minority student population. As a recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship for International Leadership, Rhonda focused on minority language education policies, whole system education reform and teacher education. Rhonda and her family live in her native Louisiana.
Lesley Brown Rawlings
Director of Capacity Building @Beloved Community
Lesley Brown Rawlings is a proven education leader with expertise in talent management and human capital practices designed to drive culturally competent, inclusive and transformative academic success for all students. With a passion and commitment for creating pathways to new possibilities and outcomes for our most underserved communities, she delves into the training, recruitment, selection, engagement and development experiences and resources essential to setting students, families and cities up for success. Prior, Lesley was the director of people and practice investments for the Memphis Education Fund. Previously she led the talent and HR strategy for the ASD-Achievement Schools. Lesley has a degree in management information systems with a minor in technology and management from the University of Illinois as well as an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is an alumni of the Broad Residency in Urban Education.
Tiffany Cheng Nyaggah
Partner @NewSchools Venture Fund
Tiffany is a partner on the Diverse Leaders team. In this role, she leads the team in its investment, management assistance, and thought leadership activities and coaches entrepreneurs working to advance racial equity in education. Prior to NewSchools, Tiffany served for 10 years as the executive eirector of Dignitas, a leadership development organization she founded to provide quality education to children in informal settlements in Kenya. Before Dignitas, Tiffany was a researcher with Harvard’s Public Education Leadership Project (PELP). Tiffany began her career as a college admissions counselor and high school teacher in her hometown of Oakland. She currently sits on the board of several education organizations, including Surge Institute – Oakland and Kigutu International Academy. Tiffany graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in psychology and holds an Ed.M. in school leadership from Harvard University.