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Who We Are

The Great Lakes Equity Center is a dynamic hub for professional learning and research, empowering educators to overcome challenges in achieving educational equity. We focus on issues like education disparities, educator shortages, and creating inclusive environments. Committed to positive transformation, we actively work to dismantle barriers and promote a holistic, equitable educational experience for all in both public and private spheres.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Great Lakes Equity Center is Responsive, Equitable, and Just Education for All. Our vision is to leverage collaborations with campus, school, and community partners to facilitate relevant research and practice responses to eliminate racial and other intersectional injustices in schools and society. Accordingly, the Great Lakes Equity Center works across four activity domains:

  • Provide high-quality, research-based, low and no-cost equity-oriented professional learning opportunities, continuing education, and technical assistance to Pre-K-16 educators, administrators, and agencies.
  • Engage community stakeholders and partners in collaborative solutions toward equitable education.
  • Develop and disseminate research and other forms of public scholarship and resources toward educational justice and equity.
  • Develop and support future educators, including higher education faculty, who are committed and equipped to engage and lead educational equity and justice work in their own contexts.

Current Projects