We offer fellowships in the fall, spring and summer for teachers, paras, administrators, parents and community members. Fellows are typically paid $1000 and sign up for a semester or so of learning and working together on a project that brings change at the school and/or district level.
Parent Power Fellowship
TDP will support 10 parents who want to create a city-wide parent advocacy group focused on Baltimore City Schools.
The Parent Power Group will be a group of parents who listen, inform and organize other parents so that we can collectively advocate for the systemic change we wish to see. We do this work through one-on-one conversations, supportive social media spaces, public events and targeted collective action.
School Culture and Safety
This fellowship is for parent and teacher pairs who are willing to learn how to build a cohesive team of parents, teachers, and other school staff who will work together to come up with a plan to address a school safety and climate challenge at their school. We expect that the process will help to establish deeper relationships within the school community, and that, with the support and knowledge that TDP has honed over the past few cycles of fellows, these teacher/parent partners will be able to effectively navigate their school spaces and get the plans implemented.
Funding the Kirwan Commission- state level organizing
The Kirwan commission produced a set of recommendations for education funding that will need to be fought for in Annapolis this winter. In order to be ready, TDP will fund 2 fellows per county (Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Montgomery, Howard, Frederick and Baltimore County as well as Baltimore City) to organize other parents with the goal of getting 50 people to write letters and make phone calls and who can themselves testify and write letters. Nov-April.
Interested in any of these fellowships? Please fill out an interest form so we can follow up with you.