We know that in order to provide full and meaningful education to our students, and to advance our organizational values, it is critical that we are examining and interrupting our own biases and internalized racial oppression. We (educators, administration and Board) have initiated this work in all parts of our organization.
We are re-imagining our enrollment and retention processes to be more accessible and culturally responsive. This includes examining and adjusting how we conduct outreach, registration and communication with families. Several examples of these initiatives are included below.
We are excited to launch opportunities to develop family engagement and caregiver leadership based on families’ identified interests and needs. This includes creating new opportunities to connect with other families, increasing family-staff communications and support, fostering community connections, and creating a families of color cohort.
Deepen our understanding of oppression, and provide ongoing support and resources to work towards becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization. Our Equity Coordinator also guides this work across the organization.