MONTHLY PARENT MEETINGS: Parents and administrators gather monthly and focus on building community, justice, equity, and inclusion in the C&C community; openly acknowledging and naming social inequities in our country.
ANNUAL PRESENTATION: The Diversity Group hosts at least one Parents Association meeting for the entire School, featuring prominent speakers, interactive workshops, and/or discussions relevant to our School and its mission and philosophy.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Parents, in collaboration with the Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion, create opportunities for community members to engage in developing ongoing relationships with the local community.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS: Past titles have included Family Life by Akhil Sharma and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates for adults, and The Wall by Peter Sis and March, Book One, a graphic novel by Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, for students/adults. We have had a number of authors join in the discussion of his or her book.
TRUSTEE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE: Trustees, along with reps from all different constituencies, meet monthly to develop strategies that support the School’s commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion.
AFFINITY GATHERINGS FOR STUDENTS: Older children (ages 11-13) meet monthly with a staff member to discuss social, home, school, and life issues. Gatherings include: Students of Color, LGBTQ, and LGBTQ+.
STAFF OF COLOR MENTORING GROUP: Regularly scheduled meetings and one-on-one mentoring for new staff of color promote a welcoming, supportive environment.
EQUITY COMMITTEE: Staff members interested in justice examine school policy to ensure the School community is providing an experience that upholds our inclusive values. The Committee works closely with school administrators to recruit and retain faculty of color, provide leadership opportunities in the School, and, with the full staff, develop elements of diversity in our curriculum.