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What is EPFP?



The mission of the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) is to develop a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders for effective public policy.

Who are EPFP Fellows and Alumni?

EPFP combines regular meetings and activities specific to each state-based site program with events of national scope to provide an enriching experience for more than 300 Fellows each year. In addition, several sites participate in regional leadership forums in the fall, and all Fellows from all 17 sites come to Washington, DC, in April for the Washington Policy Seminar, EPFP's national conference. Read more in our Program Spotlight.


EPFP focuses on three pillars:

  • Policy - Fellows learn about specific policy issues; policymaking and implementation processes; the interface of local, state, and national policies; and the practices effective leaders use to function in the policy environment.
  • Leadership - Fellows develop familiarity with different types of leadership, become aware of their potential as leaders, and learn from interactions with proven leaders.
  • Networking - Fellows learn to establish action-oriented and mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues, expand their range of strategies for developing and using power and influence, and build and sustain a larger and more diverse range of professional resources and contacts.

View the National EPFP Content Framework to see the knowledge, skills, and abilities that EPFP Fellows acquire.


Download the EPFP Recruitment Flyer (PDF)
      Download the EPFP Recruitment Postcard (PDF)
 Download the EPFP Site Program Overview (PDF)
Download the EPFP 2016-17 National Cohort Snapshot Infographic (PDF)
      Download the EPFP Alumni Snapshot Infographic (PDF) 







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