Donate to support transformational leaders
advancing the future of education
We strive to equip early-career professionals with the critical skills to thrive in their personal and professional lives while amplifying their voices to lead conversations on education policy.
Contribute to play a key role in equipping diverse early professionals with the critical skills to ensure they thrive in their personal and professional lives.
Meanwhile, your gift will help to organize, nurture, and amplify the voices of our fellows as they lead conversations on the future of education and advocate for equitable pathways so that the students who follow them may succeed personally and professionally.
If you would like to learn more about our work and explore the opportunity to make a gift of over $1,000, we invite you to connect with our Executive Director, Nicholas Kukucka, directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Why your support is crucial
Why we focus on career development
Ultimately, the disconnect between our education system and the workforce perpetuates the status quo by establishing a talent pipeline of young people whose skills don’t align with today’s careers.
When teachers ask students a question, they’re often looking for a specific answer. Yet, we need people who can find innovative answers to new and complex problems rather than respond to questions that we already have the answers to. Businesses across the country confirm that graduates are underprepared to enter the professional world without the critical skills they need to launch their careers.
Despite increasing demand for a highly effective workforce, the traditional education system is failing to equip students with critical skills to tackle our world’s most pressing issues, leaving a widening gap between school and career as our youngest leaders join the workforce.
Why charter schools?
Meanwhile, parents deserve to have the freedom to choose high-quality schools that fit their student’s unique needs. And we see that families are choosing charter schools time and time again because of the programming, support, and, ultimately, results that they deliver for their kids.
Charter schools that are publicly funded but independently run provide the opportunity to serve the unique needs of local communities. Studies confirm that charter schools deliver the programming, support, and results that families are seeking for their students.
At a time when shrinking budgets are forcing school districts to make difficult cuts, painting a bleak picture for public charter schools, we envision a world where diverse students actively engage in education policy to tap into their power, become agents of change, and solve the greatest challenges of our time.
How your gift will create an impact
The Ganas Network runs a paid fellowship for early-career charter school graduates. Our fellowship is designed to act as a launchpad and accelerator for diverse, early-career professionals whose lives were positively impacted by their public charter school experience.
The Ganas Network Fellowship, which will be conducted virtually, is designed to act as a launchpad and accelerator for diverse, early-career professionals whose lives were positively impacted by their public charter school experience.
As a Ganas Network Fellow, participants have the opportunity to:
- Learn – Fellows dive into the political context, public policies, and community actions that influence the existence of public charter schools.
- Launch – Through group workshops and one-on-one coaching, fellows develop the skills and tools to lead in their personal and professional lives, build their brand, and engage their network.
- Accelerate – Aside from developing a strategic career plan, each fellow will recieve a certificate and a $1,000 stipend upocn completion of the fellowship.
- Act – Fellows will lead change in their communities by participating in public actions to further the discussion on education policy.
Thus far, we’ve run three cohorts serving 37 young leaders, and plan to serve an additional 75 charter school alumni in 2022.
What your donation will support
The Ganas Network Fellowship costs approximately $2,750 per fellow. The group workshops, one-to-one coaching, professional development, and advocacy opportunities play a crucial role in propelling our fellows into their leadership positions so that they may tap into the enormous power they hold to create a positive impact in the communities where they chose to live and work.
Gifts from generous donors, like you, pay for the top-notch programming, support, career development, social capital building, and networking needed for a fellow to thrive and lead a life of impact.
Join us today in fueling change to create a more equitable school-to-career pipeline.
Your gift goes further at The Ganas Network
The Ganas Network is a Project of Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, and contributions to CNDC for the benefit of The Ganas Network are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Your gift is secure
The CNDC provides a nurturing, supportive, and structured environment to help The Ganas Network achieve its goals. As such, the CNDC helps provide oversight for your donation to ensure that its distribution and use is in compliance with all CNDC policies and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including those governing nonprofit organizations.