Foundation Taps Young MBAs to Transform Urban Public Education
Broad Foundation launched an innovative residency program to
recruit, train and place young business leaders in urban school
districts across the country. This highly selective program
accepted less than five percent of the over 250 applicants.
Broad, Founder of The Broad Foundation, said, ďThe Broad Residency
will tap graduates from the nationís top business schools and
apply their skills to the challenges faced in managing urban
public school districts. I am thrilled to see so many dedicated
young leaders eager to use their leadership and management
skills to remedy the inequities in urban education.Ē
program, the first of its kind, is an intensive two-year management
development program. It will give young business leaders the
opportunity to immediately assume managerial positions in the
central operations of an urban school district. Many of these
districtsí size and complexity rival the nationís Fortune 500
and supported by The Broad Foundation, Residents will apply
their executive knowledge and skills to drive the organizational
changes necessary to increase student achievement in their
assigned school district.
Broad Foundationís mission is to dramatically improve K-12
urban public education through better governance, management
and labor relations. The Foundationís other major initiatives
include the one million dollar Broad Prize, awarded each year
to urban school districts that have made the greatest overall
improvement in student achievement and The Broad Institute
for School Boards, an annual training program for newly elected
school board members that is designed to increase student achievement
through improved governance.#
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