Trustee Advocates Program
Across Texas, school trustees provide education oversight and citizen governance to ensure our public schools meet the expectations of our local communities. The community perspective these leaders — and their constituency — bring is critically important to state policymakers.
Raise Your Hand Texas’ Trustee Advocates program gives Texas school boards and their superintendents the tools they need to find, use and amplify their voices and the voices of communities to influence state education policy.
Over the course of an 18-month fellowship, Trustee Advocates will learn to build a local public education advocacy network that encourages community connectedness and influences state legislative outcomes. The application for the inaugural 2022-2023 cohort opens October 15, 2021, and ends November 15, 2021. Awards will be announced in January.