|Washington, DC EPFP|
A weekend retreat introduces Fellows to the program’s substance and begins the process of team-building. Fellows meet thereafter at evening sessions twice each month, and two extended, day-long sessions provide the opportunity for deeper study of significant issues or policy areas.
Seminars, site visits, book club discussions, and a policy project engage Fellows in studying topics of current, as well as perennial interest, including issues of national concern and the more immediate challenges to policymakers and service in a metropolitan, cross-jurisdictional area. The "Annapolis Policy Seminar" enables Fellows to explore the dynamics of state level policymaking.
“I started classes (at the Harvard Graduate School of Education) and am beyond thrilled with the students, faculty and experience so far… I have referenced my experience at EPFP quite a few times already as a positive experience that helped me connect with other educators and understand/discuss various topics in Education (i.e. Standards & Assessments, Cultural Competency, etc.) with equally bright and passionate individuals. I cannot express how much I believe EPFP has prepared me for this year and am very thankful for the experience you created! I hope the next cohort has as awesome of a time in the program (but of course I know they will).”
--Sireesha Kalapala (DC EPFP 2014-15)