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Application Deadline: September 23, 2022

Application Procedure

What is CIPL? The Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (CIPL) is a continuum of engagement and leadership development for families, schools and communities to increase academic success of Kentucky students and progress of Kentucky’s public schools. Powerful partnerships are achieved, when active champions for education honor and recognize the connection between families and schools, as a core strategy for improving student academic achievement. You can find information about CIPL engagement opportunities on our website at https://prichardcommittee.org/familyengagement/

What is the CIPL Fellowship?  The CIPL Fellowship is designed to offer participants information related to Kentucky’s education system and key topics relevant today to help increase success for all students.  The Fellowship provides candidates with a unique opportunity to connect with others that share their determination and experience; brainstorm ideas about their local work; share valuable connections and resources; and build strong peer-to-peer relationships that are relied upon for support and ideas. Through the completion of webinars, networking opportunities, community leadership, statewide events, and local projects candidates become Fellows.

Eligibility Requirements

All parents, guardians, mentors and other community members in any Kentucky county who support K-12 public school students and want to expand their capacity as citizen champions for education.  A CIPL Candidate is someone who believes public education is critical to the economic and social well-being of Kentucky, is committed to equity and excellence in education from early childhood through postsecondary and is committed to helping their student and their student’s peers excel.  If you share these beliefs, desire to join other Kentucky parents in learning and you can commit to approximately 1-2 hours a week, then this Fellowship is for you. 


  • Foundational information to understand the state of education in Kentucky
  • Networking events with other CIPL Fellows

Application Procedure

  • Attend the Parent Leadership Retreat in the fall to network with the Class of 2023.
  • Attend the Groundswell Summit where you will learn and network with other parents, guardians and Fellows. Participants who have completed the Fellowship will be recognized at this event as the CIPL Class of 2023.


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