Raleigh, North Carolina – The Board of Directors of Education Justice Alliance (EJA) is excited to announce that it will be transitioning to a co-executive director model, with current Executive Director Letha Muhammad and new Co-Executive Director Jenice Ramirez leading the organization together. Jenice will officially join the organization Jan 23, 2023.
“We are proud to welcome Jenice to EJA. Letha’s diligence and consistent leadership has prepared us for this moment. As EJA continues to advocate for children and parents in North Carolina, we look forward to the growth of the organization and ask that you continue to support our exceptional leadership team.” Teia Evans, board co-chair
“We believe that this new model will allow us to better serve our communities and advance our mission of creating just and equitable education systems,” said Muhammad. “Jenice brings a wealth of experience and passion to EJA, and we are thrilled to have her on board as we continue to fight for justice in education.”
Ramirez is an education leader who has over 13 years of experience in education from teaching in the classroom to running and growing an education non-profit focused on the Latino/e community in North Carolina. She is a mother of a North Carolina public school student and is dedicated to pushing for change in the education system to ensure that all children receive the best quality education they deserve. She is committed to centering the community in all aspects of her work and will bring that lens and experience to EJA.
“I look forward to continuing to work in North Carolina to ensure that everyone understands the importance of prioritizing an equitable education for our most impacted students. I am honored to be building with the EJA community, Letha, and the EJA team in a way that our state has never seen before.”
EJA is a grassroots community based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing educational justice and equity through policy advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development with Black and Latinx parents and students. The organization has a long history of successfully organizing with working class parents and students to advocate for education reforms at the local, state, and national levels.