Forefront of the Movement: DC Public Schools
UELIP’s first class of associates came on board in the fall of 2007 with 15 associates working in 10 departments. Entering its fourth year, UELIP has now accumulated more than 400 alumni and currently invites between 50 and 75 associates each semester.
||George Mason University
||George Washington University
||UC San Diego
||Johns Hopkins University
||UNC- Chapel Hill
|College of Santa Fe
||University of Alabama
|College of William and Mary
||Lehman College –CUNY
||University of Maryland
||University of Pennsylvania
||University of Texas
||Ohio State University
Graduate schools represented:
|Colombia School of Business
||Howard Law School
|Duke School of Business
||Northwestern Law School
|Duke School of Public Policy
|GW School of Law
||Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy
|GW School of Education
||Stanford Law School
|GW School of Public Policy
||Stanford School of Business
|Georgetown Law School
||UC Berkeley Law School
|Georgetown Public Policy Institute
||University of Maryland School of Business
|Harvard Business School
||University of Virginia School of Public Policy
|Harvard Kennedy School of Government
||University of Virginia School of Business
|Harvard Law School
||University of Pennsylvania Law School
|Harvard School of Education
||Yale Law School
|Howard School of Education
||Yale School of Management
Learn more about DCPS, including our leadership team, teachers, and facts and statistics.
We recruit, develop, and connect emerging leaders to effect change in DC public schools. Through hands-on projects and collaborative efforts, associates work with urgency to make real impact on student achievement.
Associates in the program are selected because they embody these values, but also because they are open to continuously improving in these areas.
The DC Public Schools Central Office is a fast-paced environment. UELIP associates are goal-oriented, hard-working, multi-tasking individuals who achieve significant results.
We are also cognizant of our part in the school district at large. Like our colleagues who work year-round in the Central Office, we keep our eyes on the prize: student achievement. We know that every project ultimately affects our students. As a result, we are constantly striving to perform our best.
- Innovation: We think and act in ways that are not inhibited by the usual or typical. We value risk-taking, be it with new approaches or proven approaches applied in new ways.
- Possibility: We believe that the achievement gap in DC Public Schools can be closed and that we have the ability, power, and passion to effect that change.
- Initiative: We take ownership of our work and operate proactively.
- Adaptability: We recognize that this work demands flexibility. We are dedicated to achieving our goals in the face of the unexpected.
- Tenacity: We work tirelessly to achieve our goals. We meet challenges with resilience and the commitment to find new solutions.
- 400 alumni
- 50-75 associates per term
- 20 offices and departments
- 10 innovation teams
- More than 50 top universities represented
Associates work on a variety of projects throughout the Central Office. Some of these projects are of an individual nature, with associates taking ownership for the planning, process, and deliverables. Other projects offer associates the chance to work on teams with permanent staff or other associates.
All of these projects are essential to the forward progress that typifies DC Public Schools. In the past, associates have been asked to work on such critical assignments as the roll-out of the new Teaching and Learning Framework and IMPACT, our teaching-evaluation tool, developing strategies for creating a human capital talent pool, and the vetting system for special education service providers.