Statement by the Board of Directors of the Center Education Foundation
The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, are repeated reminders of the deep systemic racism that remains in our country and threatens the lives of black Americans every day. We, the Board members of the Center Education Foundation, join the voices demanding justice and stand with our community members who are personally impacted by this continued racial violence, especially the young people we support in our Center schools. We understand, now more than ever, that Black Lives Matter.
We are proud of the work our schools and community have done over the years to create a culture of inclusiveness and diversity. Many of our graduates tell us they are grateful for the experiences they have had learning and working with students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
We recognize, however, that we have much to learn and much to change to become a fully anti-racist organization and community. We pledge to work together to make that happen.
As members of the Board, we pledge to actively listen and learn, both individually and as a group. We then pledge to examine our policies and processes as an organization to identify changes that need to be made for us to become truly anti-racist in our beliefs, words, and actions. Finally, we pledge to be active and vocal supporters of change throughout our community that leads to racial equity in all aspects of our world.
To enhance resources for educational success of all children in the Center School District by actively involving the entire community of students, parents, teachers, administrators, community members and alumni.
We fulfill our mission by raising money to give grants to classroom teachers for innovative, measurable, and high impact projects with their students.
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Center Education Foundation
1221 W 103rd St, Suite 164
Kansas City MO 64114