November 2, 2023

Apply for the 2024 Early Childhood Education Advocacy Fellowship

Trying Together invites early care and education providers, families, and other caregivers of young children to apply for the 2024 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Advocacy Fellowship to become a catalyst for change as an early childhood advocate.

During the 12-month program, ECE Advocacy Fellows will:

  • strengthen advocacy skills;
  • develop leadership skills that drive positive change;
  • gain expertise in utilizing research-based communication strategies; and
  • receive a stipend for their time.

Who Should Apply:

  • Families and caregivers of young children 
  • Relative Care Providers
  • Family Child Care Home
  • Group Child Care Home
  • Child Care Center administrators and teachers
    • Head Start teachers
    • Pre-k teachers
    • PK-4 teachers and principals
  • Home Visitors
  • School-age Child care providers
  • Trainers
  • Professors in higher education
  • Child care resource and referral professionals.

Fellowship Details

The program involves monthly in-person meetings, as well as dedicated small group and individual work time between these meetings. At each workshop, an informed early childhood, public policy, or community leader will facilitate, drawing on information from regional or national experts to share the latest news, research, and strategies to improve early childhood public policy. Workshops will include opportunities for networking, professional growth, and community development.

Fellows will receive a stipend for their dedicated time. Trying Together offers the fellowship program at no cost to the participant and will provide lunch and snacks at each session. Travel stipends will be provided on a case-by-case basis.

Application Details

Apply online by December 22, 2023. Chosen participants will be notified in early January 2024. For more information or to ask questions, contact Hailee B. Roye at or 412.213.8870.


May 5, 2021

Teaching Policy Fellowship Opportunity

Are you a teacher in Pennsylvania who is interested in learning more about education policy? Sign up for the Teach Plus  Teaching Policy Fellowship.


In summer 2021, Teach Plus will launch a Teaching Policy Fellowship in Pennsylvania. This highly selective leadership opportunity is for 30 outstanding teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and amplify the voices of teacher leaders in Pennsylvania. Policy fellows, who will receive a $1,500 stipend for their commitment, will expand their influence without leaving the classroom and elevate teacher voice on important student equity issues. Early childhood educators are particularly encouraged to apply!

Fellows will attend two in-person training sessions (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions), monthly virtual meetings, and smaller, issues-focused working groups.


Teach Plus seeks a cohort of teachers who reflect the cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity of our state.  Applicants must:

  • Be a current teacher of record (PK-12) in a PA public or charter school or early childhood education setting with at least two full years of teaching experience by June 2021.
  • Have a track record of success teaching students in Pennsylvania.
  • Be ready to dedicate time and energy to learning about policy and advocating on behalf of changes that impact your students — while continuing to teach full time.
  • Have a passion for sharing the diverse perspectives and experiences of students and teachers with policy makers.


To learn more about the fellowship or to apply, visit the Teach Plus website. Educators can also be nominated for the opportunity.

Teach Plus will host an information session about the fellowship on May 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. Register.

Fellowship applications are due May 17, 2021.

Interested? Email Laura Boyce at ​