Big congratulations to our colleague Tiffany Enríquez, our Career and College Readiness Program Strategy Manager, who is one of 12 national college attainment professionals selected by the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) for its inaugural Leading for Equity Fellowship Program.
Leading for Equity was created to increase the number of leaders of color in the college attainment field. These accomplished participants represent NCAN member organizations from across the country and know first-hand the systemic barriers that can deter students from achieving a postsecondary degree.
During this intensive year-long NCAN fellowship, participants will focus on distilling their greatest leadership strengths; building skills in key executive leadership competencies; strengthening their capacity to address systemic issues of power, privilege, oppression and equity within organizations, communities, and systems; and growing their supportive network of peers, mentors, and long-term connections in the field.
Tiffany is a proud alum of Minneapolis Public Schools with over 20 years experience in public education, including the last 13 spent supporting high school students and families with postsecondary planning. She is an unapologetic advocate for students, especially those historically excluded from economic prosperity, and calls upon her many years of school-based experience to inform priorities and solutions within our Career and College readiness team and the greater AchieveMpls organization.
Prior to joining AchieveMpls in 2012, Tiffany worked with students at El Colegio Charter School, Eco Education and HECUA Metro Urban Studies Term. She also taught K-6 art in Phoenix, Arizona where she designed and built a district-wide visual arts program during her tenure as a Teach For America corps member. Tiffany holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota with an individually designed major in Art for Social Change: Agency and Community.