Communities In Schools believes that trans-formative relationships are the key to unlocking a student’s potential. We will succeed by including in our strategies, ingraining in our culture, and reflecting in our behaviors, principles and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a result, we break down immediate and systemic barriers to create and sustain equitable outcomes.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) must lead everything we do. Our mission cannot be achieved without it, therefore we are dedicated to a steady journey of constant learning which consists of openness, discovery, and intentionality.
Over the past year, this journey includes implementing the following:
- Our commitment to recruiting a diverse team led to updating our job descriptions and hiring process with a DEI focus.
- Created a DEI webpage, which includes anti-racism resources.
- Added language to our partner MOU's highlighting a shared commitment to eliminating all forms of discrimination and responding quickly to racist and other discriminating incidents.
This fall we will be bringing in a consultant to conduct an organization-wide DEI assessment and developing further action steps to guide our DEI journey.
If you have ideas or feedback, we would love to