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Leadership in Diversity A Project of Ignite 2016

At the Forefront of Diversifying the Teacher Workforce:

Teachers of color are underrepresented in the workforce both nationally and within the state of Connecticut (Banks, 2012; Boser, 2014). In an effort to make a change, we have used our voices to create a space for ourselves in the School of Education where there wasn't one already. In Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee's Giant Steps to Change the World, the authors write "If you stare at a painting and do not see yourself there, paint your own portrait. Let the world see that you do exist...." and that is exactly what we have done. L.I.D. works to make a difference by encouraging and supporting pre-teaching and high school students of color by using our voices to foster community and success as they pursue careers in education. L.I.D. serves to create a pipeline for students of color in a historically white-dominated teacher preparation program. L.I.D. aspires to inspire to more commitment to enactment of multicultural education in our teacher preparation program, more capacity in our school of education for sustained commitments to social justice community-building.

If we raise more money than we need, the additional money will be used for workshops, networking opportunities, conferences, mentoring for club members, apparel, and literacy supplies. If we do not meet our goal we will use raised funds for workshops, networking opportunities, conferences, and mentoring for club members.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Supported by 22 Donations:

  • Richard T.
    I Gave $25
  • Deidra  F.
    Deidra F. '06
    I Gave $50
    I am Neag School of Ed grad 05/06 and I love this! Wish I could've done this when I was there !
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $10
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    Anonymous
    Thanks for you efforts in a very important endeavor!
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  • Mark K.
    I Gave $50
    LID students, mentors, and advisors help us change what teaching, learning, and schooling feel like. Thank you!
  • Orlando V.
    I Gave $10
    Keep doing big things.. Go LID
  • Georgina B.
    I Gave $25
    So proud of my amazing daughter, Lexi and the great work LID does to support future educators.
  • Yvonne  L.
    I Gave $10
    Congratulations to my awesome daughter Tracey-Ann for dreaming and achieving her goal.
  • Karen B.
    I Gave $25
    Keep up the good work, Lexi Bodick! Best of luck!!
  • Patricia J.
  • Ann T.
    I Gave $50
    Happy to support L.I.D.!
  • Mia  H.
    This organization is making great strides to increase teachers of color in the state of Connecticut!
  • Erik H.
  • symone james j.
    I Gave $50
  • symone james j.
    I Gave $5
  • Tracey L.
    I Gave $5
    Let's go LID!
  • Alexandria B.
    I Gave $5
    L.I.D. rocks!