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LatinxEd’s statewide network is advancing education in North Carolina

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Editor’s note: This is republished from a press release from LatinxEd.

LatinxEd is pleased to announce the third – and largest – cohort of the LatinxEd Fellowship. This Fellowship offers various culturally-relevant professional development opportunities, including leadership coaching, storytelling workshops, and networking. Fellows also have access to critical resources and support to help them advance their careers and positively impact students, families, and communities.

This year’s cohort was selected from all across the state. The selection process was highly competitive, with 70 candidates selected from nearly 110 applicants. Through this Fellowship, LatinxEd seeks to build a trusted network of Latinx education leaders with a shared vision and desire to work together to create a more inclusive and equitable education system in North Carolina.

“To see improved education outcomes for Latinx students, we must invest in the growth and well-being of Latinx education leaders,” said Elaine Townsend Utin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of LatinxEd. “We are thrilled to have such incredible leaders join our community as we take collective action to transform education for Latinx immigrant families in our state.”

LatinxEd’s leadership network is an intergenerational, intercultural group, defying the misconception that the Latinx community is a monolith. Within this newest cohort, 14 countries are represented – such as the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia. Collectively, these leaders bring an abundance of backgrounds and leadership experiences, including high schoolers, college students, teachers and school district staff, college advisors, coordinators for workforce development and instructional equity, and a teacher advisor to the Office of the Governor.

The class of 2023 and their loved ones will attend a new member ceremony on Saturday, November 4th in Burlington, NC. Learn more about this year’s 70 Fellows at

Carol Bono

Carol Bono is the Communications Manager of LatinxEd and an award-winning bilingual multimedia storyteller.