Ella Baker Trainers

Ella Baker Trainers

Become an Ella Baker Trainer 

Ella Josephine Baker was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, organizing and mentoring hundreds of young people. Often a powerful behind-the-scenes advisor to close colleagues like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker believed in shared leadership and encouraged young people to find and lift their own voices. We honor Ella’s legacy today through the Ella Baker Child Policy Institute. Over 15,000 college students and graduates have been trained as Ella Baker Trainers (EBTs), delivering the Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC) and making learning joyful for children and youth. Elevate your impact with CDF Freedom Schools® by becoming an Ella Baker Trainer.  

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2024-2025 Ella Baker Trainer Application Process Is Now Open

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EBTs and the Power of the IRC 

Meet Our 2024 Ella Baker Trainers