Meet Our 2021 SELI Fellows.
The Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) provides young leaders with hands-on experience supporting organizations working to create school systems that give Black and Brown children access to the educational opportunity they deserve. In 2021, nearly 300 students applied for this competitive fellowship, with 17 stellar candidates rising to the top of the pool. The 2021 Cohort of exceptional young leaders represent 16 schools across the nation, including three Historically Black Colleges and Universities. During their fellowship, these SELI fellows will work in nonprofits, state agencies, school districts, and universities on issues of education equity. They will learn about the South’s most pressing education issues and grow as change agents for social justice.