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Advocate for Public Education, CEO of Stand for Children

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 Jonah Edelman Biography

Jonah Edelman is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stand for Children. Stand for Children’s nine state affiliates help children at the bottom of the economic ladder to rise up, through effective dropout prevention strategies, expanded career technical education, and improved college preparation and post-secondary guidance, increasing access to quality early childhood education, improving literacy instruction and interventions, increasing funding equity and adequacy, and improving school quality in communities with a concentration of chronically low performing schools.

Stand for Children achieves scaled impact in these areas through a variety of strategies, including: championing evidence-based policies and targeted investments; ensuring the policies and investments we champion actually reach the classroom and help children, and are sustained over time; empowering families to effectively support and advocate for their children’s education; and electing candidates to school boards, state legislature, and other key offices who will champion or support our priority solutions.

Edelman’s personal stand for children began during college, when he taught a six-year-old bilingual child to read. He then founded a mentorship program for middle school students and later served as an administrator of an enrichment program for children living in public housing.

Edelman is blessed to be continuing a long family line of service to the community. His grandparents, Arthur Jerome Wright and Maggie Leola Bowen Wright, led a vibrant congregational community, started their town's first home for the aged, and took in more than a dozen foster children. Edelman’s parents, Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman, have stood up for civil rights, equal opportunity, and children's well-being their whole careers. Edelman was born and raised in Washington, D.C., graduated from Yale University in 1992, and attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, where in three years (1992-1995) he earned master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in politics. In 1996, Edelman organized Stand for Children's historic founding rally in Washington, D.C., which was attended by more than 300,000 people.

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  • Effective Advocacy for Children

    In this workshop, leading national child advocate Jonah Edelman will provide a compelling overview of the basics of effective advocacy for children. The workshop will include powerful concepts and approaches that will help you build a stronger constituency for children, identify winnable issues to work on, develop practical solutions, communicate highly effectively about them, and, finally, how to develop effective strategies for winning decision makers' support for your solutions. Don't miss this chance to learn how to build your advocacy skills.

  • A Conversation about the Future of Public Education in the United States

    Public schools are at a crossroads. Students need better preparation than ever to compete in the global economy. The federal government is imposing higher standards than ever before. In the context of declining financial resources, how can public schools possibly deliver the product that students urgently need and the public expects? Stand for Children Executive Director Jonah Edelman will share a provocative and practical perspective.

  • Education Reform & Innovation: Equipping Students to Succeed in the Global Economy

  • What Works: Identifying & Supporting Children’s Programs that Make the Greatest Impact

  • Making a Bigger Impact for Children: A New Model for Child Advocacy

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Jonah Edelman

Advocate for Public Education, CEO of Stand for Children

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Jonah Edelman Biography

Jonah Edelman is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stand for Children. Stand for Children’s nine state affiliates help children at the bottom of the economic ladder to rise up, through effective dropout prevention strategies, expanded career technical education, and improved college preparation and post-secondary guidance, increasing access to quality early childhood education, improving literacy instruction and interventions, increasing funding equity and adequacy, and improving school quality in communities with a concentration of chronically low performing schools.

Stand for Children achieves scaled impact in these areas through a variety of strategies, including: championing evidence-based policies and targeted investments; ensuring the policies and investments we champion actually reach the classroom and help children, and are sustained over time; empowering families to effectively support and advocate for their children’s education; and electing candidates to school boards, state legislature, and other key offices who will champion or support our priority solutions.

Edelman’s personal stand for children began during college, when he taught a six-year-old bilingual child to read. He then founded a mentorship program for middle school students and later served as an administrator of an enrichment program for children living in public housing.

Edelman is blessed to be continuing a long family line of service to the community. His grandparents, Arthur Jerome Wright and Maggie Leola Bowen Wright, led a vibrant congregational community, started their town's first home for the aged, and took in more than a dozen foster children. Edelman’s parents, Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman, have stood up for civil rights, equal opportunity, and children's well-being their whole careers. Edelman was born and raised in Washington, D.C., graduated from Yale University in 1992, and attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, where in three years (1992-1995) he earned master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in politics. In 1996, Edelman organized Stand for Children's historic founding rally in Washington, D.C., which was attended by more than 300,000 people.

Jonah Edelman Videos

  • Jonah Edelman: CDF 40
    Listen to Jonah Edelman, who was a speaker at the Children's Defense Fund's 40th Anniversary Celebration: Champions Changing the Odds for Children on...
  • Jonah Edelman: We Have to Support our Superintendents
    Jonah Edelman, CEO of Stand for Children, is dedicated to building community support for our school superintendents because :"We can change the...

Speaker Lists Featuring Jonah Edelman

Jonah Edelman Speaking Topics

  • Effective Advocacy for Children

    In this workshop, leading national child advocate Jonah Edelman will provide a compelling overview of the basics of effective advocacy for children. The workshop will include powerful concepts and approaches that will help you build a stronger constituency for children, identify winnable issues to work on, develop practical solutions, communicate highly effectively about them, and, finally, how to develop effective strategies for winning decision makers' support for your solutions. Don't miss this chance to learn how to build your advocacy skills.

  • A Conversation about the Future of Public Education in the United States

    Public schools are at a crossroads. Students need better preparation than ever to compete in the global economy. The federal government is imposing higher standards than ever before. In the context of declining financial resources, how can public schools possibly deliver the product that students urgently need and the public expects? Stand for Children Executive Director Jonah Edelman will share a provocative and practical perspective.

  • Education Reform & Innovation: Equipping Students to Succeed in the Global Economy

  • What Works: Identifying & Supporting Children’s Programs that Make the Greatest Impact

  • Making a Bigger Impact for Children: A New Model for Child Advocacy

FAQs on booking Jonah Edelman

  • How to book Jonah Edelman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jonah Edelman for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jonah Edelman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jonah Edelman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jonah Edelman?

    Booking fees for Jonah Edelman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jonah Edelman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jonah Edelman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonah Edelman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonah Edelman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jonah Edelman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jonah Edelman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jonah Edelman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jonah Edelman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jonah Edelman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, Wes Moore, Victoria Rowell, Geoffrey Canada and Marian Wright Edelman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonah Edelman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jonah Edelman Speaker Videos

  • Jonah Edelman: CDF 40
    Listen to Jonah Edelman, who was a speaker at the Children's Defense Fund's 40th Anniversary Celebration: Champions Changing the Odds for Children on September 30 at the John F. Kennedy Center for...
    Jonah Edelman: We Have to Support our Superintendents
    Jonah Edelman, CEO of Stand for Children, is dedicated to building community support for our school superintendents because :"We can change the public school system by selecting the best leadership,...

Jonah Edelman Speaking Topics

  • Effective Advocacy for Children

    In this workshop, leading national child advocate Jonah Edelman will provide a compelling overview of the basics of effective advocacy for children. The workshop will include powerful concepts and approaches that will help you build a stronger constituency for children, identify winnable issues to work on, develop practical solutions, communicate highly effectively about them, and, finally, how to develop effective strategies for winning decision makers' support for your solutions. Don't miss this chance to learn how to build your advocacy skills.

  • A Conversation about the Future of Public Education in the United States

    Public schools are at a crossroads. Students need better preparation than ever to compete in the global economy. The federal government is imposing higher standards than ever before. In the context of declining financial resources, how can public schools possibly deliver the product that students urgently need and the public expects? Stand for Children Executive Director Jonah Edelman will share a provocative and practical perspective.

  • Education Reform & Innovation: Equipping Students to Succeed in the Global Economy

  • What Works: Identifying & Supporting Children’s Programs that Make the Greatest Impact

  • Making a Bigger Impact for Children: A New Model for Child Advocacy

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