Equity & Inclusion: Students

Dignidad - Equidad - Inclusión - Respeto

NUESTRA VISIÓN y PROPÓSITO

Mens Conscia Recti nos inspira no sólo a ser conscientes de lo que es correcto, sino también a actuar en nuestras creencias. Como una comunidad de aprendizaje dinámica y comprometida, creemos que la excelencia proviene de los diversos antecedentes y experiencias de vida de nuestros miembros. En nuestras interacciones, políticas, prácticas y programas diarios aspiramos a ser una escuela inclusiva que vive su compromiso con la equidad, la empatía, la competencia cultural y el respeto.

STUDENT EQUITY ACTION TEAM (SEAT)

Students at College Prep have access to a wide array of training through our curricular and co-curricular programs to practice, hone, and grow their leadership as equity and inclusion practitioners. To ensure that these programs meet the needs of and are deeply meaningful to our community, our coalition of student equity leaders collaborate with trustees, students, staff, parents, faculty, and administration to offer activities and events that emphasize equity, empathy, cultural competence, and respect. Learn more about SEAT here.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Students leaders at College Prep have created a wide range of service and experiential learning programs for the community that are accessible to and appropriate for persons of all experience and interest levels to engage in awareness raising, effective advocacy, and meaningful action for social justice and service leadership.

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  • Black Student Union

    College Prep’s BSU is a space for the celebration, examination, and discussion of black and African-American people in the past and present. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where black students do not feel alone and can take pride in their identity by:  
    • Empowering student leaders
    • Raising awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocating effectively for the needs of students  
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination, harassment and other acts of violence 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Collaborate with partners like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to ensure a joyful, kind, diverse and creative community for all people
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build a kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training

    Community Partners: Black Lives Matter (Bay Area) and People of Color in Independent Schools

    Black Student Union activies and events can be found here.

  • Gender Sexuality Awareness Club

    The Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Club strives to create a safe space for students and others to safely explore identity and expression in a way that nourishes and enriches all. We aim to educate and raise awareness within the wider College Prep community, fostering an inclusive environment for students of all genders and sexualities.

    Our Approach
    GSA invites people who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit to raise awareness about, advocate for, and act meaningfully to support the well-being of LGBTQ+ persons. 

    Our Goals
    • Reach out to the broader Oakland school community
    • Create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students to discuss, express, and discover their identities and expression.
    Community Partner: GLSEN

    Gender Sexuality Awareness Club activities and events can be found here.
  • LatinX

    Our mission is to provide an equitable and inclusive community for all students; and explicitly brown and other Latinx students by celebrating culture, advocating for students, and mentoring students on how best to become activists for “La Raza”. We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to: 
    • Empower student leaders
    • Raise awareness about voting issues and rights
    • Advocate effectively for brown folks  
    • Act effectively to ensure the rights of all people; especially brown people 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Collaborate with the City of Oakland and State of California to ensure eligible students register to vote. 
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities through civic service
    • Hone our awareness, practice, and skills with equity and inclusion specific training so we act effectively to ensure the rights of all people.

    Community Partners: League of Women Voters (Oakland) and Oakland Chamber of Commerce

    LatinX activities and events can be found here.

  • No Place for Hate Coalition

    College Prep’s No Place for Hate Coalition (NPHC) strives to eradicate hate within communities through activities and dialogue. We collaborate with the Anti Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute; primary and middle schools to: 
    • Empower student leaders
    • Raise awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocate effectively for themselves and others 
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination and harassment

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 

    • Collaborate with partners like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to ensure a joyful, kind, diverse and creative community for all people
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training
    Community Partner: Jacqueline Regev, ADL Education Director, Central Pacific Region

    No Place for Hate Coalition activities and events can be found here.

  • Real Talk

    College Prep’s Real Talk is an affinity space for students of color to develop solutions to the equity and inclusion challenges they face in independent schools. We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion, People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) and student leadership groups at Bay Area Independent Schools (BAIS) to: 
    • Empower student leaders through education, dialogue and action
    • Raise awareness about equity and inclusion issues facing students of color
    • Advocate effectively for solutions to equity and inclusion issues facing students of color  
    • Act effectively to ensure the rights of all people; especially students of color, in independent schools

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Create programs and activities that meet the educational, emotional and cultural needs of students of color and their families 
    • Inspire and empower people to build kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities through our actions
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training so we act effectively to ensure the rights of all people. 
    Community Partnerships: BAIS, CAIS, and POCIS

    Real Talk activities and events can be found here.

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

    College Prep’s SURJ is a space for students to engage and take action within a multiracial coalition for justice. Our mission is to provide an equitable and inclusive community for all students; and explicitly white students through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to: 
    • Provide a space for student leaders to build relationships
    • Raise awareness about equity and inclusion issues facing racialized people 
    • Advocate for solutions faced by equity and inclusion leaders with passion and accountability
    • Act effectively to ensure the rights of all people; especially racialized people, in independent schools
    Commjnity Partners: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Paul Kivel

    SURJ activities and events can be found here.

  • South Asian Alliance

    College Prep’s is a space for the celebration, examination, and discussion of South Asian people in the past and present. Our goal is to Create and sustain a community where South Asian students do not feel alone and can take pride in their identity by:  
    • Empowering student leaders
    • Raising awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocating effectively for the needs of students  
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination, harassment and other acts of violence 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build a kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training
    Community Partners: People of Color in Independent Schools and Teaching Tolerance

    South Asian Alliance activities and events can be found here.

  • Students with Interracial Lives

    Our mission is to provide a space for and about mixed race students to discuss what being mixed means to them, and how it affects their lives. We wanted to provide this space because the very real and visible reality of race in America is important to address not just through a binary lense. Although spaces where multi-ethnic and cultural people can meet, race has a political significance that is often talked about in terms of one single group, and only identified with that group. We believe that race is a social construct set up to enforce a white supremacist system, but we also need to function within a system before we can change it. 

    We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to: 
    • Create more regular meetings
    • Collaborate with other groups to have joint meetings 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice by: 
    • Leading discussions on what it means to be interracial in America
    • Sharing our own, and providing a space for others to share their experience as a mixed person
    • Acknowledge that race isn’t binary, and a person can belong to different groups at the same time, therefore acknowledging that race is a false construct that has severe impacts on everyone.
    SWIRL activities and events can be found here.

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    Jeremiah Jackson

    Director de Equidad e Inclusión
    510-652-0111 x212
Office Hours (during Covid-19): Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; other times available upon request. All meetings will be virtual or distance.

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