At the Noble Network, we believe that our organization will greatly benefit from the talent, energy, and perspectives of a diverse workforce and generate even stronger results for the children we serve. We believe that diverse teams perform better, and we recognize that we do not currently have enough diverse talent in our senior leadership or at other levels throughout our organization. We must identify and invest specifically in our leaders and emerging diverse leaders. 

The Diverse Leaders Fellowship (DLF) is designed to identify our diverse talent and invest in their development, while also strengthening our leadership pipeline at Noble. This pathway will enhance the experience of its participants through supplemental professional development, networking opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring. It is open to all Noble employees who identify as a member of a group that represents the communities we serve. 

Started in 2018, the Diverse Leaders Fellowship is the latest addition to Noble’s offerings of leadership and development pathways. This program is not designed to replace the Management Accelerator or the Noble Fellowship and has minimal overlap with those programs. Participants are encouraged to apply to multiple pathways programs based on their interests and qualifications.

“I am leaving the retreat with clear, concrete ways I can increase my impact as a POC and identify my value as an advocate for educational equity within learning spaces.”

-2019 Diverse Leaders Fellow

The Diverse Leaders Fellowship held its inaugural retreat last month. The event took place off-site in Oak Brook, Illinois, and included two days of community building, reflection, and exploring what it means to be a diverse leader. More than 40 people took part in the retreat, and participants included current fellows, mentors, Noble senior leaders, and external guests. 

Congratulations to all of the new Diverse Leaders Fellowship participants  for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • “Gunny” Jose Alvarez Jr, Pritzker College Prep
  • Anthony Hendrix, Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy
  • Camielle Taylor, Butler College Prep
  • Daisy Bermudez, Noble Academy
  • Delaina Martin, Chicago Bulls College Prep
  • Denise Vessel-Chatam, Muchin College Prep
  • Devin Evans, Butler College Prep
  • Dominique Collins, Rauner College Prep
  • Eden Jimenez, Noble Street College Prep
  • Francisco Huerta,Hansberry College Prep
  • Ivory Duncan, Gary Comer College Prep
  • Joshua Sosa, Pritzker College Prep

  • Kimesha Hampton, Gary Comer College Prep Middle School 
  • LaShaun Crosby, DRW College Prep
  • Laura Rodriguez, Muchin College Prep
  • Lucia Ramirez,UIC College Prep
  • Mark Williams, Pritzker College Prep
  • Masrura Faruque, Muchin College Prep
  • Myriam Duran, UIC College Prep
  • Quincy Hudson, Rauner College Prep
  • Reina Garcia, NNST
  • Richard Mosley, Gary Comer College Prep
  • Robert Amey, NNST
  • Sekordri Ojo, Gary Comer College Prep
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