Advance Fellowship

Apply to join the Ganas Advance Fellowship!

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but currently we’re recruiting 8-12 Advance fellows to join our inaugural Denver-based cohort starting in the summer of 2023!

About The Advance Fellowship

Our programs act as a launchpad and accelerator for diverse, early-career professionals who attended a public charter school by offering them the opportunity to participate in a program aimed at building their career skills, growing their networks, and leading change in policy affecting access to high-quality education.

Accelerate your career while advancing the future of education

The Advance Fellowship is our 6-month intensive program serving early-career professionals with a demonstrated interest in education, public policy, or social impact looking for leadership opportunities to drive systems change. Advance Fellows will be equipped to lead initiatives that promote high-quality, equitable education systems.

As an Advance Fellow, you will…

Building Purpose: We will establish a foundation for the work ahead by exploring and sharing our identity, values, and purpose while building community

Map the System: We will take a deep dive into the history, policies, and systems that impacted our individual experiences

Boots on the Ground: Fellows will grow as agents of change – applying what they’ve learned -working with orgs in the ed space

Organize for Impact: Informed by charter alumni, fellows will form teams to lead an initiative that supports equitable education systems

Time to Shine: We’ll gather our community to exhibit all our fellows have learned and celebrate their accomplishments

Throughout the program, fellows will gather weekly to debrief, meet with civic leaders, and engage in workshops on community organizing, coalition building, and advocacy training, all while developing their individual leadership skills, networks, and careers.

We’re invested in your success!

All fellows will receive a certificate and a $5,000 stipend broken into 6 monthly payments over the course of our program.

Eligibility and what we expect from our Fellows

To apply for the fellowship, applicants must have attended a public charter school for any part of their K-12 education and have a demonstrated interest in education, public policy, or other related social impact fields. We’re particularly interested in young leaders at the beginning of their careers who are passionate about joining the conversation on education to share their unique insights and drive change!

Once accepted, to complete the fellowship, we expect fellows to:

  • Actively engage in all Ganas Network workshops, sessions, and projects requiring roughly 300 hours of your time over six months (10-15 hours/week)
  • Develop, document, and share your success story to communicate the benefits of public charter schools
  • Show up to sessions and submit all deliverables (feedback forms, projects, biography, etc.) on time

What to expect after the Fellowship

At The Ganas Network, we say “see you later” but never “goodbye.” Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will join our alumni network.

As valuable members of The Ganas Network family, we will continue to act as a resource by sharing new opportunities, promoting you in our network, and doing anything we can to further your personal and professional goals.

The Ganas Network fellows will also lead the way for those that come behind them by mentoring other fellows, having the opportunity to advocate for public charter schools, and participating in other public actions to further the discussion on education policy.