Mar 12 2024

Equity Storytelling Fellowship Information Session

Grantmakers for Education


March 12, 12:00 pm ET

Join us for an information session on the Equity Storytelling Fellowship with cohort facilitators and past participants to learn more about the fellowship experience.

Are you interested in issues related to equity, education and philanthropy? Would you like to interact with other values-aligned funders in a safe and creative space? Would you like to learn how to create, share and learn from other storytellers?

EdFunders is proud to sponsor the third annual storytelling fellowship program in its commitment to explore how narrative can drive social impact. This year, EdFunders will offer two cohorts to help you to harness the power of storytelling to explore the intersection of equity and philanthropy.

The spring cohort (open to all) will focus on writing, and the fall cohort (open to funders of color) will focus on both writing and theater/movement. You can learn more about and register for the spring cohort here.

This event is intended for members and other education grantmakers.

There is no cost to attend the equity storytelling information session. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the program time. By registering for this program, you agree to our Learning Environment Commitment. Thank you for your patience; we review each registration in advance.

About the Speakers

Marc Chun

Marc Chun
Senior Manager
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Marc is is currently a grantmaker at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and previously worked at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Overdeck Family Foundation, and supported work for Lucas Education Research and Grantmakers for Thriving Youth. He was also a learning experience designer at the Stanford He has extensive teaching and training experience, and has taught at Stanford University, Columbia University / Teachers College, The New School University, and Vanderbilt University. He is also a published playwright, with productions of his plays in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Jessica Mele

Jessica Mele
Jessica Mele Creative

Jessica Mele is a writer, educator, grantmaker, and performer based in California. She is currently Principal and Founder at Jessica Mele Creative. Prior to that, she was a Program Officer in Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she managed a diverse portfolio of grants with a particular focus on arts education policy and advocacy. Before she made grants, Jessica was alternatively a nonprofit executive director, a union organizer and a higher education administrator. Jessica holds a B.A. in anthropology and French studies from Smith College and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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