The role of the NALEO Educational Fund (NALEO) is to be the principal convener of Latino policymakers across all levels of office. They educate and build the skills of their members so that they understand the various issues of education policy and have the knowledge, governance, and leadership skills necessary to champion an education agenda in their respective jurisdictions.
Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy
- NALEO’s priority is to provide both seasoned and newly elected Latino state legislators the training, support, and technical assistance they need to effectively guide their states during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, an economic recession and recovery efforts, and calls to tackle the root causes of systemic racism and inequity in this country. NALEO’s professional development trainings provide programmatic content knowledge and focus on a set of core governance skills, such as coalition building, negotiating, and budgeting that will help state legislators protect and defend key policies and programs that are in place to benefit young children and their families. Racial equity and inclusion are also at the core of NALEO’s work as the organization incorporates racial equity discussions into its professional development programming. NALEO will continue to identify opportunities to align its professional development training with the Alliance’s Birth Through Eight State Policy Framework in the coming year.
NALEO continues to serve in a leadership role regarding Census 2020, including a concerted effort to count all children. This work will continue throughout the remainder of the self-response period, which ends on October 31, 2020. Following the end of the self-response period, NALEO will monitor the final stages of Census 2020, which includes the U.S. Census Bureau’s review of missing demographic data and the finalization of the data before the apportionment counts are delivered to the President.