As Executive Director, I would like to welcome you to the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) official website. This site serves as a point of contact for everyone who wishes to learn more about our work. Our aim is to develop and mentor leaders, address issues of inequity, and provide an opportunity for both PreK-12 and Higher Education educators to learn about and from each other. To reach this goal, we need your support and the support and strength of partners.
For many years, I have been privileged to work side-by-side with many wonderful educators and community leaders. Today, I am honored to work with dedicated leaders who labor diligently to serve the students of the State of California; beginning with the Central Valley. We have made great strides since our formation in 2011 and look forward to continuing our work.
Please accept my invitation to use this website as a resource to learn more about the important work of CLEAR. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our events. Together we can continue to positively influence those who look to us for leadership.
My best regards,
The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) is dedicated to eliminating educational and social disparities which impede equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students and the communities from which they arrive. This includes advocacy by its leadership which is called upon to intentionally amplify a collective voice of educational leaders and allies through a forum of professional learning, political action, and community empowerment.
The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) will develop social justice leaders who are committed to oppose all forms of inequities, institutional racism and systemic oppression in order to empower change agents to serve and act on behalf of a diverse society.
CLEAR was founded in February 2011 and became recognized by the federal government as a “non-profit organization” in March of 2012. CLEAR’s mission is that of a Center comprised of leaders in education and the community who prioritize inquiry and solutions to issues of race, culture, and equity for students in Prek-12, higher education campuses, and community sites. CLEAR is dedicated to be an organization of action, or “Praxis,” that addresses the three strands we have developed as our areas of expertise; Leadership, Equity, and Research. The essence of leadership for social justice and equity is to practice “praxis”. . . that which Paulo Freire described as “reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it.” It is to do the right thing in spite of the obvious barriers one encounters. We will continue to implement activities, including mentoring, on behalf of children and communities and are in conversation with other companies and organizations to do the same.