Office of Equity & Community Engagement

The Blake School believes that a diverse, inclusive school community is essential for academic, athletic, artistic, and co-curricular excellence. The 2015 Strategic Plan reflects this commitment, and the Office of Equity and Community Engagement is charged with making it a reality.

Our equity commitment is that every student, parent/guardian, employee, and alumnus/a of Blake is seen, heard and valued and that their story is reflected in our curriculum, in our faculty, in our administration, on our board, and in our connections to the larger community.

Our community engagement commitment is based on the premise that preparing students to be global citizens requires active, mutually respectful engagement locally, nationally and internationally.

Faculty Support/Faculty Development

Our PK-12 Chair for Equity and Instruction is a catalyst, collaborator and coach who works with faculty and administrators to help students develop the academic and interpersonal skills required to work courageously across differences. Our nationally recognized PRID (Positive Racial Identity Development) cohorts offer faculty and administrators the opportunity to explore their own identities on the path to creating curricula and classroom experiences that help every student do the same.

Student and Family Support

Learn more about Cornerstone, which is a developmentally appropriate, PK-12 support system that deepens and strengthens the engagement of students and families of color with each other and the Blake community in pursuit of academic excellence. Check out Blake’s GLBTQ Support and Advocacy Program, which reflects our commitment to serve GLBTQ-identified students, employees, parent/guardians and alumni.

Local and Global Community Partnerships

Check out LearningWorks at Blake, our vibrant, 14-year partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools that reflects our shared mission to prepare students for success in college and beyond. Connect with Service at Blake, our PK-12 service learning program that extends our classrooms out into the larger community. Explore our International and Off Campus Programs offerings, which are creating global citizens at Blake one relationship at a time.

Questions or suggestions? Please contact Scott Flemming, director of the Office of Equity and Community Engagement, at .