Get on board is seeking applicants who believe every child deserves access to excellent public education. 


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Participants commit to completing an intensive leadership program. They are expected to fully engage in the learning environment, attend all sessions, and complete all assignments.

Sessions: Four sessions will be held with local facilitators covering a wide range of lived and professional experiences. Our goal is to offer opportunities to connect safely in-person, but we will prioritize health and safety. We will make a decision based on participant preferences and state, federal, and local guidelines.

Coaching: One-on-one coaching offered throughout the program to maximize strengths and identify areas of development.

Homework: Additional coursework to be completed between sessions.

    1. For people who are interested in running for school boards in the future, but haven’t announced a campaign yet.
    2. For community members who want to learn about and work on school board campaigns in the Twin Cities Metro area.
    3. For those who want to gain leadership and learn about the ins and outs of running for school board.
    4. This is not for current school board members, or candidates who have already announced their campaigns.

    This program is inclusive to all. It may be a really good fit if you:

    • Are willing to engage in an intensive leadership program (12-20 hours per month).
    • Identify as a champion for public schools for all students
    • Have a demonstrated commitment and deep connections to the local community.
    • Currently work in a community organization or advocate in education.
    • Desire leadership that better reflects and connects to the community.
    • People representing diverse backgrounds, professions, ethnicities, ages, and levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
    • Anyone living in Minnesota looking to serve their local school community is welcome to apply.

    Application period opens     October 15, 2023
    Application period closes     November 25, 2023
    Participants notified by     December 11-15, 2023

    Session 1     January 20, 2024 (11am-3pm)
    Session 2     February 3, 2024 (11am-3pm)
    Session 3     February 17, 2024 (11am-3pm)
    Session 4     March 2, 2024 (11am-3pm)

    1. Learn what it is like to run for school board – or any local race. Understand data, campaign management, fundraising, and more.
    2. Build connections with like-minded leaders and community members that care about children and the future of education.
    3. Inspiration to run for office, or to support leaders who are running for school board races.
    4. A $25/hr stipend for program participants.
    5. Childcare available upon request.

    Get on Board

    729 N Washington Ave #600
    Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Contact us at:
    [email protected]

    2023 Application open October 25!