Yale School of Management

The Broad Center at Yale SOM

The Network

A Community of Committed Leaders

The mission-driven Broad Center network includes nearly 900 talented leaders. Alumni of The Broad Academy and The Broad Residency programs are committed to the tough but critical work to ensure every child, every day, gets what they need to be successful. That’s why the network remains connected as a community and grows together long after graduation.

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As future leaders graduate from The Broad Center at Yale School of Management programs, the network will serve as a community that continues to provide opportunities to learn from each other and what’s happening beyond each leader’s own school system.

The first cohort of The Broad Academy launched in 2002. Since then, the TBC network has grown to include leaders in 169 school systems as well as over 150 high-impact K-12 organizations across the nation. This powerful network serves more than 17 million students in local and state school systems. Leveraging the full network to create positive change and to accelerate and amplify the impact of individual leaders is essential in order to achieve transformative results in urban education at the system, state and national level.

The Broad Center Forum

  • Broad Forum Highlight 2018
  • Broad Forum Highlight 2020
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The Broad Center Forum 2021

Broad Center EventAt the start of each year, The Broad Center Forum in Los Angeles has brought together more than 200 alumni from The Broad Academy and The Broad Residency in Urban Education  where members of the network can share their innovative and transformative work as well as learn from other outstanding leaders in their fields. The Broad Center at Yale SOM hosted a virtual TBC Forum for network members in January 2021.  

Left to Right: John King, Jahana Hayes, Montserrat Garibay, Kaya Henderson, Michael Matsuda

Previous Speakers

Past Forums have featured a range of speakers, from within and outside of education, to inform and inspire the TBC community.  The keynote speakers at the 20201 Virtual Forum  were Marian Wright Edelman LAW ‘63 and Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, of the Children’s Defense Fund.

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  • John B. King Jr. LAW ‘07 , President and CEO of The Education Trust; former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Jahana Hayes, U.S. Representative for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District; 2016 National Teacher of the Year
  • Montserrat Garibay, Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO
  • Kaya Henderson, former Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Michael Matsuda, Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District
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Other voices and perspectives have also been featured, including  authors and artists such as Claudia Rankine, Anna Deavere Smith, W. Kamau Bell, Luis J. Rodriguez, and leaders in other sectors such as Mellody Hobson, Eric Lander and Andy Stern. TBC alumni have learned from activists and community leaders such as Sylvia Mendez and Brittany Packnett Cunningham.

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