Who We Are

Our Mission: To build a diverse, enduring movement of leaders to engage civically within their communities to end the injustice of inequity.

LEE is a diverse, nonpartisan network of equity-minded leaders at all stages of life and career. We provide 1:1 coaching, meaningful member-to-member connections, and skill-building opportunities to support and inspire members to increase equity everywhere.

How Does LEE Work?

LEE is a civic leadership development membership organization currently open to alumni of our partner organizations including Teach For America, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), New Leaders, Latinos for Education, City Teaching Alliance, School Board Partners, Public Allies, and more. 

We equip LEE members with the tools, resources, and industry knowledge they need to take collective action and create change in their communities – whether that’s through policymaking, elected leadership, advocacy, or grassroots organizing.

LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in a commitment to equity, are in leadership roles, they can be a transformative force for and with students and communities.

Our Core Values

Meaningful Impact

We are committed to ensuring all children have access to an excellent education tailored to their community’s needs. Recognizing that one-size-fits-all doesn’t apply, we emphasize local, impactful solutions, always asking how we can create transformative opportunities for every child.


We exist to help our members have the greatest possible impact to increase opportunities available to children in their communities. Our programming, resources, and strategies are designed to maximize the engagement and effectiveness of our members working to pursue equity.


Equity demands informed leaders rooted in community experience, who believe in every child’s potential. When our members attain influential roles, they can shape policies to maximize each child’s potential.

Collective Action

Everyone has a role in achieving equity, and our impact amplifies when we’re unified. While investing in individual members, we also strengthen our LEE community to advance our collective action. We work to connect our members with one another as well as partners in the broader movements for equity.

All Voices

We actively engage with all members and communities for joint success. Together, we highlight diverse solutions to real-world challenges. We prioritize voices from racial and economic backgrounds most affected by inequity, as they offer crucial, often underrepresented perspectives on systems and policy.

Continuous Learning

As a young organization, we operate with an entrepreneurial spirit to learn from our experiences and continuously improve our efforts. As we develop the leadership capacity of our members and their impact, we operate with a sense of urgency and an emphasis on both action and learning.

Become a LEE Member

Learn more about membership eligibility & benefits and register to advance equity in your community today.

Partner With LEE

Learn more about partnering with LEE as we champion equity across the country.

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