EVA Fellowship Application

The Illinois Education Association has received a generous grant from the NEA to support Educator Voice Academies Fellows across the state. The goal of the EVAs is to identify, elevate and implement effective educational policies that can positively impact our students, our schools and our profession. In our first year, we collected feedback from members and community stakeholders to create this EVA local policy implementation status report. This year, we are focused on implementation of those policies. 
The statewide EVA steering committee will be selecting Educator Voice Fellows based on applications received by May 31, 2024. You can apply here. Every EVA Fellow will receive an organizing stipend and a Micro-credential that could qualify them for local salary advancement based on their local Collective Bargaining Agreement.
In addition, in the 2024-25 school year, we are launching three issue based 'Leading Change Together' inter-district collaboration spaces to support member leaders and their allies who are already doing great work to lead change in their schools, districts and communities. Each of these collaboration spaces fall under our unifying theme of "Amplifying Marginalized Perspectives".
Registration Links for our 'Leading Change Together' collaboration spaces:

Supporting Multilingual Learners

Cultivating Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

The Collective Well-Being Project