After two years of extensive work, in April 2010 the Board of Trustees approved a statement on Pluralism for Blake. The pluralism framework - which builds on Blake's 2010 strategic plan and goals articulated therein - reinforces the School's commitment to being a diverse and inclusive institution.
In order to meet the Board's charge, the School has established an Office of Equity and Community Engagement which will help guide this important work. Learn more about mission of the office and its work helping create a courageous, inclusive learning community that values different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
Learn more about Cornerstone, Blake’s successful program to support Upper School students and families of color. Starting in the fall of 2010, the mission of Cornerstone will be to create a developmentally appropriate, PK-12 support system that will deepen and strengthen the engagement of students and families of color with each other and the Blake community in pursuit of academic excellence.
Over the past 10 years, Blake has established a series of successful programs all of which contribute directly to Blake’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and for preparing our students for a global community. They include: service learning, international programs and LearningWorks at Blake.
More details on next steps and 2010-11 staffing coming later this fall. Questions or suggestions? Please contact Scott Flemming, director of the Office of Equity and Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.