The Rodel Fellowships program encourages deeper, nonpartisan thinking and cross-partisan relationships among the next generation of America’s political leaders. It enrolls 24 early-career elected officials every year into a core class-based program of philosophical conversations about the nature of and responsibilities involved in public service. This grant will support ongoing efforts to integrate fellows from all classes into a sustainable network through a biennial retreat and other programming and services. Organized on the basis of office, locality, and other attributes, the network helps fellows study shared challenges, advance solutions, and maintain motivation for public service.
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Grants to this Grantee
for membership support of the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation
for support of Opportunity to Learn principles in action
The Aspen Institute Education and Society Program works to improve public education by informing and influencing education leaders to take action on matters of education policy and practice. Building on the work of a bipartisan set of policymakers to develop Opportunity to Learn principles, Aspen will support policymakers in advancing an opportunity agenda and facilitating partnerships. This work advances the Education Program’s goal of ensuring that public education provides students with meaningful skills, knowledge, and mindsets by supporting the policies and leadership to ensure a rich vision for public education; creating learning environments for education leaders; and bringing together diverse stakeholders across race, gender, geography and political affiliation. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)