The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Duanecia Evans

Teach for America
Senior Managing Director of Black Community Alliances
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Duanecia Evans leads as Senior Managing Director on Teach For America's national Public Partnerships Team. Duanecia's portfolio of partnerships specifically focuses on strengthening opportunities within the Black community. Duanecia has ensured the recruitment and retention of Black educators, forged partnerships between Teach For America and national organizations including UNCF, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc and the National Women's Law Center. This work has afforded educators the opportunity to be trained and advocate for equitable school discipline practices and end the inequitable push out of girls of color in our nation's schools.

In 2018, Duanecia was honored by New York state Congresswoman Yvette Clarke for Excellence in Education and Community Service, as a result of her work as a creative strategist, diversity practitioner and community advocate.

Duanecia's work sits at the intersection of community-driven justice and corporate social responsibility. Duanecia has dedicated her career to bringing voices together who have both the mindsets and means to obliterate social inequity in this generation.