Building the Bench

SparkLeadership supports a diverse pipeline of transformational political leaders who share a lifelong commitment to educational equity and a deep belief in the potential of every child.

A growing number of leaders with a commitment to service, equity, and improving educational outcomes for all children are running for state and local office. They will bring strong values to their work as elected officials and we believe in their collective ability to transform opportunities for all children.

SparkLeadership seeks to grow this bench dramatically and to support candidates in seeking higher-level opportunities. Your investment provides the spark necessary to develop and empower these new political leaders.






Teachers always say, ‘I wish I got them earlier.’ That’s how I felt when I taught middle school and it’s why I introduced legislation to offer pre-K for all on my first day in office.
— Josie Raymond, Kentucky State Representative, elected in 2018

What Will You Spark?

SparkLeadership is an initiative of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), that provides diverse, values-driven candidates with the support they need to run, win, and lead for communities across the country.