Learning for Justice Educator Fund

Our Vision

Learning for Justice (LFJ), a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), plays a key role in achieving SPLC’s vision of “a world in which everyone can thrive and the ideals of equity, justice, and liberation are a reality for all.” We’re driven by a passion for social justice, a deep belief that education is the best way to realize this world, and a firm commitment to making sure that every student has the opportunity to learn and thrive.

The Learning for Justice Educator Fund supports educators who embrace and embed social justice, anti-bias and anti-racist principles throughout their classrooms and schools. We seek to collaboratively build educators’ capacity to do this. We believe these approaches in education encourage children and young people to challenge injustice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.

Learning for Justice’s Educator Fund offers the opportunity to work with LFJ to address systemic inequities within education. Throughout our partnership, we offer ongoing guidance and critical resources. With help from your expertise about your own school community, we intend to collaboratively generate innovative solutions that promote affirming school climates, promote student action and raise everyone’s consciousness.
 

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The next application deadline is October 14, 2022. See the full list of deadlines here

Looking for some quick tips on how to prepare for the application process? Read this helpful article. Or, have more questions about the Learning For Justice Educator Fund program? Contact our LFJ Fund Manager.
 

Educator Fund Virtual Information Sessions

(held via Zoom)

Stay tuned for updates about future information sessions and available registration dates. Until then, please enjoy a recording of a previous session held by LFJ’s Educator Fund manager:

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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Applications Are Now Live for LFJ Teaching Hard History Fall 2022 Cohorts

Teaching Hard History Professional Learning Cohorts provide educators the chance to deeply engage with Learning for Justice Teaching Hard History: American Slavery framework, collaborate with LFJ staff and 25 other cohort members across the country, and gain insights and feedback on implementation—all at no cost. Submit your application today!

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