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We help School Board Members Create An Equitable California

Our Mission

Education Justice Academy (EJA) creates high quality school board governance leadership by recruiting local leaders and preparing them to lead school systems.

In 2022, we launched EJA to help support underrepresented and new school board members - women, people of color, LGBTQ, young people and first-generation Californians - to become the next generation of California school leaders.

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Education Justice Academy (EJA) recruits local leaders and prepares them to lead educational change through the school board. In our academy participants develop an action plan and learn how to enact policies that advance educational justice at the district level. Once elected or appointed, EJA supports school board members in their roles through coaching, mentoring, cohort-based learning and continuous improvement support.

We equip California school districts with governance leaders who advance educational justice.


We focus on recruiting and identifying leaders from communities that are underrepresented on their district’s current school board.


Our alumni are trained in policy, budgeting, communications, and community organizing through facilitated seminars, coaching, retreats and peer learning.


We support alumni in their roles through 1:1 coaching, mentoring and continuous improvement support. We help ensure leaders have support when navigating the realities of local implementation.


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Education Justice Academy (EJA) provides school board leaders with the resources, community, and tools to create an equitable future in California. If you believe that democracy starts with school boards, donate today. EJA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

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