IDEA has made it an organizational priority to advance a culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) this year. We want to ensure a culture of belonging and model the equity we want to see in our classrooms as we continue to grow as leaders in the anti-racist and anti-bias movement.
Below is an overview of the steps we have taken thus far to advance a culture of DEI at IDEA and what we plan to do in the coming months and years.
IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Our DEI commitment comes from years of hard work and feedback from students, families, staff and board members to help strengthen what we have already accomplished and what we aspire to do toward being a stronger leader in the anti-racist and anti-bias movement.
DEI Multi-Year Plan
Our DEI Multi-Year Plan has been created to be intentional with our efforts in this area and ensure the appropriate resources and energy are directed toward achieving our goals. This plan shows the current state of DEI at IDEA based through the work of an Equity Audit completed in partnership with Promise 54. This plan shows our key priorities, strategies, and goals. You can also follow our DEI timeline to see all the great progress accomplished to date.
Our Revised Core Values
We have revised our core values to represent the best of who we are as an organization, including our commitment toward becoming a stronger leader in the broader anti-racist and anti-bias movement. Be sure read our blog to learn more about these new core values.
We will be sharing more news about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IDEA in the coming months! If you have any questions about the DEI work, please reach out to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Danielle Christina Mullings, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our new DEI website!
*Cover photo taken prior to COVID-19.