Leadership Opportunities

We are committed to centering decision-making, conversations, and policy affecting K-12 education on the voices of our community.

Join a Leadership Program

Education leaders and community members have the opportunity to support a platform of crucial improvements in the education system.

But a lack of reflective leadership can pose barriers to changes that communities want to see in their schools.

Great Minnesota Schools develops leadership programs that train everyday advocates to build long-term community power.

Get On Board

Get on Board is an intensive leadership development program designed to support individuals as they consider running for school board. This four week program offers a chance to learn what it is like to run for a local race, build connections with like-minded leaders that care about the future of education, and inspire and support leaders who are running for school board.


of participants said they would recommend this program to a friend.

“My biggest takeaway from the entire Get on Board program is that individuals and communities can change and impact policy.”

Marquita Common Cohort 2 Participant

This program is offered through a collaboration of Great MN Schools, Northside Achievement Zone, Voices for Racial Justice, and Ayada Leads.

Learn more about Get on Board

We are seeking applications who believe all children deserve access to excellent public education.