Who We Are


The Equity-Centered Capacity Building Network (ECCBN) was formed to unite the efforts and share resources and strategies among equity- and excellence-centered capacity builders and to increase the visibility and impact of capacity-building approaches that promote deep and sustainable school and systems change.

Network members currently consist of regional and national organizations with: a focus on transforming whole school systems, in addition to individual schools; targeted approaches to equity, excellence and cultural responsiveness deeply embedded into every aspect of their work; local credibility as well as national reach and influence; a strong desire to work collaboratively; and a track record of success with school systems locally, regionally and nationally. Future membership anticipates including local individual and institutional capacity builders, as well as other regional and national providers who meet these criteria.

Network members have included the following organizations and their representatives: 

National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NY)
Center for Culturally Responsive Urban Education at the University of Colorado, Denver (CO)
University of Kansas, Special Education Department (KS)
Panasonic Foundation (NJ)
Intercultural Development Research Association (TX)
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. (MD)
The Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity (DE)
Education Alliance at Brown University (RI)
National Equity Project (CA)

Network MemberS

SherylPettySheryl Petty, Ed.D.
Equity, Personal Transformation and Systems Change Consultant
Movement Tapestries and Management Assistance Group
YvetteJacksonYvette Jackson
Chief Executive Officer
National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA)
SusanSSusan Shaffer
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. (MAEC)

Kori Hamilton
Senior Education Equity Specialist
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. (MAEC)

Larry Leverett
Executive Director
Panasonic Foundation
Janice Jackson
National Education Equity Consultant
Former Senior Associate, National Equity Project
Elizabeth Kozleski
Professor and Chair
Special Education Department, University of Kansas
Maria Pacheco
Principal Investigator
Education Alliance at Brown University
Shelley Zion
Professor and Director
Culturally Responsive Urban Education (CRUE) Center, University of Colorado, Denver

Network Partners

Sonja Brookins Santelises
Vice President of Policy & Practice
The Education Trust
Robert L. Jarvis, Ph.D.
Director of K-12 Outreach and Equity Leadership Initiatives
University of Pennsylvania
Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
Director (retired)
South Central Collaborative for Equity (SCCE)
Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)

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