NOMINATE A POTENTIAL PAHARA FELLOW
We partner with our Fellows and others in building the Pahara Community. While nominations are not required for entry into the Fellowship, they are critical to our ability to identify exceptional leaders from across the education ecosystem, including, but not limited to: Nonprofit schools, out of/after school learning, human capital, technology, funding, juvenile justice, political and policy strategy, future of work/workforce development, community wellness and mental health, college access and success, faith-based, and community based organizations. Ideally, you know enough about the leader’s work to share your thoughts on why they would be an excellent choice for the Fellowship. All nominees will be invited to apply for the Fellowship.
We are sensitive to the ways sponsorship practices, though beneficial, may also disadvantage women and Black, Indigenous, and leaders of color who are less likely to have sponsors. When thinking of incredible changemakers to bring to our attention, we encourage you to consider leaders both within and outside of your close circles.
We aim for diversity of voice and lived experience in our cohorts that is inclusive of the breadth of our humanity across background, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious affiliation, and political ideology.
PREPARING YOUR NOMINATION
It will take you approximately 15 minutes to share your nomination.
As you prepare your nomination, please plan to share:
The leader’s name, title, organization, and email address;
How long you’ve known the leader and in what capacity; and,
Examples illustrating why you believe your nominee would be an outstanding choice for the Fellowship.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR NOMINATION
Your nominee will be invited to apply for the Pahara Fellowship. We accept nominations online throughout the year. Because our process is human-centered at every phase, it can be lengthy. We strongly believe that creating the ideal blend of perspectives in each group is a vital component of the program’s value and impact on participants. You can expect to hear from us with an update on your nominee when they have been selected. Candidates not selected may choose to opt-in for consideration for a future cohort.