We recently announced that Archway is forming a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The members of the DEI Committee will be dedicated to identified areas of action and will be hosting opportunities for our Archway community to come together, either virtually or in person, and will soon be sharing resources to our website to help our community navigate these challenging times so we can continue to work on change. Archway’s DEI Committee will meet frequently and share input and valuable insight that will be incorporated into the organization-wide strategic plan, and assist with internal training and workshops for staff and clients. Archway is currently seeking employees and/or board members that are interested in joining. To read our official announcement, clickhere.
Help Archway Take Action
We cannot do this critical work alone. It’s important to Archway to hear your input and we want you to know that we are listening. The DEI Committee will consist of Archway employees, board members, in addition to both Co-Chairs which include: Ron Reid, Career Center Job Coach/Home Economics Instructor (Archway Upper School) and Denise Milazzo, Executive Director of Human Resources (Admin). If you’re eager to help diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work move forward at Archway Programs, please email Denise at Denise.Milazzo@archwayprograms.org or Ron at Ron.Reid@archwayprograms.org to be added to Archway’s DEI Committee.
Defining Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Archway
DIVERSITY is about recognizing, respecting and valuing differences. Archway commits to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, mental or physical ability, (dis)ability status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political perspective, national origin, language, culture and/or religious commitments.
EQUITY is the guarantee of fair treatment, advancement, opportunity and access for all individuals while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
INCLUSION means authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and ensures equal access to opportunities and resources.
Read more about ‘Defining DEI at Archway’ by clicking the pdf.