Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Commitment

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee honors the rich and varied cultures within our community!

The Golden Valley Charter Schools’ Community Newsletters will now include a beautiful overview of the month’s holidays and celebrations from Seramount. This overview provides us with a shared foundation; we’d love to build on that with your own stories.

Please reach out to our committee to share with us the holidays, celebrations, heritage months, or other events that are a cherished part of your culture. We would love to see your story included in one of these newsletters! (For an example offering, see ‘What Black History Means to Me’ - written by Ray LaPoint - in this Orchard Community Newsletter.)

Join Us

We always seek participants who are passionate about making GVCS a stronger community through DEI. Join us, during the school year,the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 5:30-7 pm. The meeting place will be communicated on ParentSquare.

Mission Statement

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee comprises faculty, staff and families working collaboratively to advocate, educate and support inclusiveness in our community. We encourage opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to grow in their own understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively promote equality of representation in the school and curriculum. We take a stand against discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice. We offer opportunities and safety for all.

Value Statement

We believe in the equality of human dignity and the limitlessness of human potential.

Definitions

Diversity

The practice of including and seeing people of any race, color, ancestry, origin, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, neuro diversity, physical characteristics, marital status, family status, age, ability, or any other personal or cultural characteristic.

Equity

The practice of ensuring, through acts of fairness and justice, that everyone has access to the same treatment, opportunities, and advancement. Equity aims to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups.

Inclusion

The practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.