CHOOSING RACIAL EQUITY : Asheville City Schools Events spring 2018
At the Asheville City Schools Foundation, we believe that strong public schools are an essential part of breaking the cycle of poverty, dismantling structural racism, and sustaining our democracy. We uphold the value of each student and believe that we have a specific responsibility to increase racial equity in our schools.
We envision a day when all children in the Asheville City Schools discover their unique talents and dreams, fulfill their potential, and our district shines as a national model of excellence with equity.
WHERE WE’VE BEEN
We understand that advancing racial equity begins with each of us, and inside each of our organizations. The Asheville City Schools Foundation board and staff began our dive into racial equity with two years of self-assessment and training starting in 2012. In 2014, ACSF offered racial equity training to 50 participants – including four school-based teams and ACSF board members. The school-based teams received grant funding from ACSF to train fellow staff members and worked to identify barriers at their schools. Three additional schools applied for racial equity grants in the 2016-2017 school year. For more information go to: Asheville City Schools Foundation
- Promoting Equity Today – Mar. 22 at 6:00 PM at Vance Elementary School 98 Sulphur Springs Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 – Promoting Equity Today is part three in “Choosing Equity,” ACSF’s four part community series on integration, inclusion, and equity in our schools. Be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite. Food and childcare will be provided.
- 10% Day with Diamond Brand – Mar. 20 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Diamond Brand Outdoors 1378 Hendersonville Rd Ste J, Asheville, NC 28803 – Each month, Diamond Brand donates 10% of a day’s sales to support a local nonprofit’s work. Shop on Tuesday, March 20, to support us!
- Second Gear Partnership Day – Mar. 24 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Second Gear 444 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 – We’ve partnered with Second Gear, our neighbors from right across the street, for the entire month of March!