Ed Trust in Louisiana

Who We Are

The Education Trust in Louisiana works to promote educational equity for historically underserved students in the Louisiana’s schools. We work alongside students, families, and communities to build urgency and collective will for educational equity and justice.

What We Do

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WE BRIDGE POLICY AND COMMUNITY: We seek to influence policy in Louisiana by engaging and equipping key education stakeholders, including policymakers, thought leaders, practitioners, community groups, civic organizations, parents, and students. Our goal is to drive a state conversation about how our public education system can better serve students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, pre-k through college.


  • To draw attention to inequities in Louisiana by identifying and analyzing data that disproportionately impact underserved students across the state
  • To equip partners with actionable and accessible tools to advance better educational outcomes and opportunities for underserved students
  • To advocate for policies and practices that improve opportunities and outcomes for students of color, linguistically diverse students, students from economically-disadvantaged families, and students with disabilities

Our Team

Tramelle Howard, J.D.

Tramelle Howard, J.D.

Louisiana State Director

Tramelle Howard is an educator, community advocate and a deep believer in the urgent need to advance equity in…

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Ciara Hart

Ciara Hart

External Relations Manager for Louisiana

Ciara Hart serves as the external relations manager for Ed Trust in Louisiana, where she focuses on consistent community…

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