We are accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 TLP cohort from 8/3 - 8/24. All application materials are available on our website. None of the electronic application forms may be saved and all must be completed in one session. We've provided an overview of the applications forms and questions to help you prepare.
On Wednesday July 15, we hosted a live conversation with Dr. Leadriane Roby, Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent, to talk about education during this critical time. This is a summary of what we heard from the conversation, and some things we will be paying attention to in our ongoing advocacy efforts.
"I can’t believe what you say because I see what you do.” - James Baldwin | UCC's letter regarding the protests and riots in Grand Rapids and the City's response.
In our community, similar to Detroit, many Black and Latinx students attend schools that struggle to provide their students with a quality education. This reality emerges from a history of racist policy-making that has created a separate and unequal educational landscape for many of our children. After 3 years of legal battles and organizing, the #RightToLiteracy decision ensures that Michigan students now have the right to access a quality public education that guarantees them their basic right to literacy.