Who participates?

We will work with you to assemble a racially and ethnically diverse group of 15-25 participants for the series. The group should represent a cross-section of the adults in your school community, including administrators, staff, teachers, and parents/caregivers. 

What is involved?

We facilitate five 2-hour Dialogues sessions with the group, generally one night per week for five weeks. The  curriculum is carefully planed to build trust, relationships, and understanding at a pace that works. 

  • Session 1: Race and Ethnicity and Personal Identity
  • Session 2: Racial and Ethnic Group Experience 
  • Session 3: Race and Ethnicity and Opportunity
  • Session 4: Vision for Inclusion
  • Session 5: Action Plan

What are the results?

Schools that hold a Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity series will see:

  • Improved communication and trust between administrators, teachers and parents
  • Strengthened parent engagement, which has been shown to positively impact student achievement
  • A safer, more racially inclusive environment

“The Dialogues left me feeling truly united and inspired as a member of our Mendell School Community.”

Participant in a Dialogues Series at Mendell Elementary School

View the short video below to hear from teachers, parents, and administrators at Mozart Elementary about their experience and the impact of the Dialogues on Race.

What is the cost?

Fees vary based on size, type, and location of school. Contact the Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity program manager to inquire about cost.