The NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) is building a movement of students, families, and educators to create excellent schools relevant to the communities they serve. NISN works with fellows who are committed to Indigenous communities to establish schools in New Mexico and throughout the country that will create strong leaders who are academically prepared secure in their identities, healthy, and ultimately transforming their communities.

 

“We owe it to the history of challenges in our communities to mix best practices with deep community respect and shared vision, building schools that bring educational excellence and relevance for all Native communities.”

- Kara Bobroff (Navajo/Lakota), Founding Principal of NACA and Executive Director of NISN

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  Fellows establish a charter school or grant school in the year following their fellowship, a school that is based on the NISN model, but more importantly, on community led-design measures. Schools are located in areas with high Indigenous populations and areas that are underserved or have high numbers of low-income populations. Our schools are established with constant input from the local community, tribes, families, students, and local leaders.

 

Fellows establish a charter school or grant school in the year following their fellowship, a school that is based on the NISN model, but more importantly, on community led-design measures. Schools are located in areas with high Indigenous populations and areas that are underserved or have high numbers of low-income populations. Our schools are established with constant input from the local community, tribes, families, students, and local leaders.

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  The NISN team works with Fellows to create a strategic plan for opening and operating a new charter school or to help manage their tribal grant school. Fellows research and engage their school communities through the school design process in order to create a common mission and vision for the school. Fellows also have the opportunity to establish key community partnerships and gain local support for their school.  

 

The NISN team works with Fellows to create a strategic plan for opening and operating a new charter school or to help manage their tribal grant school. Fellows research and engage their school communities through the school design process in order to create a common mission and vision for the school. Fellows also have the opportunity to establish key community partnerships and gain local support for their school.

 

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