MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee Mission and Work
The MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee (IDC) is dedicated to creating a shared school community of families and educators that embraces and reflects the diversity of our District and our City. Creating such a community takes intentional and collaborative work; our mission is to raise the collective awareness and cultural competencies of members of the community. We are committed to making MSC a school where all voices are heard, valued, and respected towards shaping an inclusive and welcoming community.
Who We Are
∙ Inclusive Culture: We seek to include all voices in co-creating school culture and activities. We support pathways for those who experience barriers to community participation. Examples of these pathways include facilitating language accessibility, intentionally balancing opportunities for community building and fundraising, and making volunteer opportunities more accessible to a wider pool of parents.
∙ Outreach: We conduct expanded outreach to families and pre-K programs from under-represented populations to increase diversity -– race, class, language, family structure, disabilities, and more.
∙ Community Building: We use events and other activities to support community building within MSC. These are designed to increase the cultural competency of staff and families and welcome families of all backgrounds to participate. These events demonstrate that our community is enhanced and enriched by a wide spectrum of values, backgrounds, and experiences.
∙ Facilitate Connections and Communication: We are committed to creating a safe space for people to engage in difficult conversations. We facilitate pathways for those who experience barriers to responsiveness within the school structure. These pathways include resource coordination and advocacy.
∙ Partnering with the Administration: We endeavor to help the MSC administration to be a leading community voice in response to local and global issues that are culturally or socially impactful to members of our community. We recognize this involves pushing beyond systemic boundaries and we exist to partner with the administration in finding necessary resources to support this work.
Teaching Inclusion: visit our resource page CLICK HERE
Black Mental Health Resources: CLICK HERE
Meeting Dates and Times
Dear Members of the Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee,
Here is the schedule for all future meetings:
We are happy to announce that the meetings will be facilitated by Chesray Dolpha, parent of an MSC 2nd grader. Her email address is:
Please reach out to her with any thoughts or questions.
939 6428 6177
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