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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

 

Anti-racism at Noble: Our Commitment

Anti-racism at Noble is the continual process of dismantling the systems or policies at every level of our organization that perpetuate and support racism through assimilationist, patriarchal, white supremacist, and anti-Black culture. Anti-racism means a redistribution of power where the voices, experiences, and brilliance of all of our people – especially Black and Brown students, alumni, staff, and families – inform and shape our decisions. This means centering the voices and experiences of our students, families, and communities in creating culturally relevant schooling that affirms the lived experience and traditions of all who make up our community. Noble is committed to working with our community, accepting our past, and creating a new path forward.

Noble acknowledges that its past policies and practices have promoted assimilationist, patriarchal, white supremacist, and anti-Black culture. Noble is committed to using this moment in our nation’s history to evaluate past practices that may have harmed the academic, social and emotional well being of students, former students, alumni, families, staff and the communities we serve. Noble is devoted to learning from our past and forging a more just future for all that we serve.

In order to continue our path toward becoming an antiracist organization, we, individually and collectively, commit to:

  • Reexamining our past policies and practices that have encouraged assimilation or negatively impacted our students, staff, and communities, and where appropriate, intentionally changing policies and practices in the interest of equity
  • Addressing anti-Blackness at Noble and redressing that harm
  • Institutionalizing continual, critical self-reflection that promotes ownership and culturally responsive and sustaining practices at every level of our organization
  • Building our individual and collective consciousness about race and racism and examining our implicit biases and areas of privilege
  • Ensuring that all of our community members, including students, families, and staff, have the space to be their authentic selves and ensure their voices are heard.
  • Approaching all of our work with a lens of intersectionality – taking into account an individual’s overlapping identities and experiences (e.g. race, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, citizenship,etc.) – in order for the whole person to be valued and affirmed in all spaces at Noble
  • Building curricula that welcomes and affirms each student’s unique identity and values community cultural wealth

*The order of our commitments is not indicative of importance, chronology, or priority. They must all live constantly and continuously.

Antirracismo en Noble: Nuestro Compromiso

El antirracismo en Noble es el proceso continuo del desmantelamiento de los sistemas o políticas en todos los niveles de nuestra organización que perpetúan y apoyan el racismo a través de la cultura asimiladora, patriarcal, supremacista blanca y anti-Negra. El antirracismo significa una redistribución de poder en donde las voces, experiencias y brillantez de toda nuestra comunidad – especialmente la de estudiantes Negros y de color, ex alumnos, personal y familias – forman y dan forma a nuestras decisiones. Esto significa centrar las voces y experiencias de nuestros estudiantes, familias y comunidades en la creación de una educación culturalmente relevante que afirme las experiencias y las tradiciones vividas de todos los que son parte de nuestra comunidad. Noble se compromete a trabajar con nuestra comunidad, aceptar nuestro pasado y crear un nuevo camino hacia adelante.

Noble reconoce que sus políticas y prácticas pasadas han promovido la cultura asimilacionista, patriarcal, supremacista blanca y anti-Negra. Noble se compromete a utilizar este momento en la historia de nuestra nación para evaluar prácticas pasadas que pueden haber perjudicado el bienestar académico, social y emocional de estudiantes, ex estudiantes, ex alumnos, familias, personal y las comunidades a las que servimos. Noble se dedica a aprender de nuestro pasado y a forjar un futuro más justo para todos los que servimos.

Con el fin de continuar nuestro camino hacia convertirnos en una organización antirracista, nos comprometemos, individual y colectivamente, a:

  • Reexaminar nuestras políticas y prácticas pasadas que han fomentado la asimilación o impactado negativamente a nuestros estudiantes, personal y comunidades, y cuando sea apropiado, cambiar intencionalmente las políticas y prácticas hacia la equidad.
  • Lidiar con políticas y prácticas anti-Negras en Noble y reparar ese daño.
  • Institucionalizar la auto-reflexión crítica y continua que promueve la responsabilidad personal y prácticas de receptividad y sostenibilidad en todos los niveles de nuestra organización.
  • Construir nuestra conciencia individual y colectiva sobre raza y el racismo y examinar nuestros sesgos implícitos y áreas de privilegio.
  • Asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad, incluidos los estudiantes, las familias y el personal, tengan el espacio para ser auténticamente ellos mismos y asegurar de que sus voces sean escuchadas.
  • Afrontar todo nuestro trabajo con una mentalidad interseccional – teniendo en cuenta las identidades y experiencias superpuestas de un individuo (por ejemplo, raza, identidad de género, orientación sexual, clase social, ciudadanía, etc.) – para que toda la persona sea valorada y afirmada en todos los espacios de Noble.
  • Crear currículum académico que acoja y afirme la identidad única de cada estudiante y valore la riqueza cultural comunitaria.

*El orden de nuestros compromisos no es indicativo de importancia, cronología o prioridad. Todos deben vivir constantemente y continuamente.

“Noble特许学校网络”的反种族主义:我们的承诺

在“Noble特许学校网络”(Noble Network of Charter Schools, Noble),反种族主义乃在我们组织的各个层面 – 废除那些通过同化主义、男权主宰、白人至上及反黑人文化来延续及支持种族主义的制度或政策 – 的持续过程。反种族主义是权力的重新分配,在这个重新分配中,我们所有的人的声音、经历和智慧 – 尤其是黑人及棕色人种学生、校友、职工及家庭的声音、经历和智慧 – 塑造并影响我们的决策。这意味着,在创建肯定所有组成我们的社区的人的生活经验和传统、具有文化意义的学校教育的过程中,以我们的学生、家庭及社区的声音及经历为中心。“Noble”致力于与我们的社区合作、接受我们的过往以及创建崭新的前进道路。

“Noble”承认,其过去的政策及做法曾提倡同化主义、男权主宰、白人至上及反黑人文化。“Noble”现正致力于利用我们国家历史上的这一刻,对过去那些可能对学生、前学生、校友、学生家庭、职工及我们服务的社区造成伤害的做法进行评估。“Noble”现正专注于汲取过去的经验教训,并为我们所有的服务对象打造一个更公正的未来。为了继续向成为反种族主义组织的道路迈进,我们单独地及集体地承诺:

  • 重新审视我们过去曾鼓励同化或负面影响我们的学生、职工及社群的政策及做法,并在适当的情况下,为公平目的刻意改变政策及做法
  • 处理存在于“Noble”的反黑人问题,并纠正这种祸害
  • 制度化持续的批判自省,以在我们的组织的每一层面促进所有权、文化回应及持续的作法
  • 建立关于种族及种族主义的个人和集体意识,并检查我们的隐性偏见及隐性特权领域
  • 确保我们社群的所有成员(包括学生、家庭及职工)有足够的、做他们真实的自己及确保他们的声音被听到的空间
  • 以交叉透镜来处理我们的所有工作 – 即:考虑每一个人的重叠身份及经历(例如种族、性别认同、性取向、社会阶层、公民权等等)- 以使其整个人在“Noble”的所有空间中受到重视和肯定
  • 制定欢迎及肯定每一学生的独特身份并重视社群文化财富的课程

* 我们的承诺的排列次序并不代表重要性程度等级、发生顺序或优先等级。这些承诺必须持续不断地履行。

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Noble

 We build diverse teams because they perform better and get the best results for our students. We believe staff at all levels of the organization should reflect our students and communities. We bring others in and make people from all backgrounds feel included in all spaces to create a culture of value and belonging. We share ideas, input, and perspectives, and we seek diverse voices and bring in traditionally excluded individuals and perspectives to arrive at the best decisions. We actively seek understanding to avoid assumptions and bias in decision-making. We examine ourselves to ensure that our practices and beliefs lead to equitable outcomes for all.

Jennifer Reid Davis

Jennifer Reid Davis

Chief Equity Officer

 

Jennifer has been with Noble for more than a decade, serving as a teacher and as principal for seven years at two Noble campuses.  She brings a deep wealth of experience, perspective, and passion for diversity, equity and inclusion to this work. Jennifer spearheaded several network-wide DEI initiatives, including our work with Promise54 and led the Noble DEI Steering Committee last year, and launched the Noble Diverse Leaders Fellowship two years ago. 

D. Nigel Green

D. Nigel Green

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

D. Nigel previously served as Muchin College Prep’s Assistant Principal of the Scholar Experience.  He will be responsible for helping to shape Noble into the equitable, anti-racist organization we all aspire for it to be. He will be supporting the amazing educators and leaders through their individual, organizational, and institutional journeys toward a more just Noble. He hails from Kenwood Academy (Go Broncos!), Northern Illinois University – BS, Marketing, University of Missouri-St. Louis – MEd, Special Education.

Diverse leaders Fellowship

The Diverse Leaders Fellowship (DLF) is designed to identify our diverse talent and invest in their development, while also strengthening our leadership pipeline at Noble. This pathway will enhance the experience of its participants through supplemental networking opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring. It is open to all Noble employees who identify as a member of a group that represents the communities we serve.