Parent Commitment

There are many opportunities for parents to meet and discuss how race, gender, sexuality, and other identifiers impact their experience as families and as parents. The volunteer groups listed below organize speakers, film screenings, and other events. Finally, our Diversity Council is open to parents as well.

Parent Diversity Groups

List of 5 items.

  • Book Club

    Each year the Office of Community Engagement selects 4-5 books to read and discuss. These include fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Themes revolve around diversity, identity, education, sustainability, and social justice.
  • Diversity Council

    The Diversity Council was formed as a result of a 2009 internal review and it is made up of parents, trustees, faculty, staff and administrators. The council helps plan yearly events that highlight the value of a diverse environment, including evening events, a diversity book club, an annual film event, and working group meetings that discuss issues important to building an inclusive school. It is facilitated through the Office of Community Engagement, and its meetings are open to all members of the community.
  • Parents of Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

    The mission of PoDCB is to provide additional support for families of color, throughout their children’s academic career at Grace Church School. By recognizing the needs of children of color (students of diverse cultural backgrounds) at GCS this group will provide supplemental support for children of color and their families through various programming.
  • Jewish Parents Alliance Group

    The mission of the newly-formed Jewish Parents Alliance Group is to embrace Grace’s values of inclusion and belonging to foster an understanding of the Jewish people, religion, identity, tradition, and history throughout the Grace community and to counter antisemitism in our society. The group plans to host the Grace Family Shabbat Gatherings, sponsor other community events, and support relevant school activities. Open to all parents and guardians regardless of religious beliefs. 
  • Parent Gender/Sexuality Alliance

    The Parent GSA is designed as an open group for LGBTQ+ families, families with LGBTQ+ children and children who are exploring their identity, and anyone interested in strengthening inclusion efforts at Grace. 
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