Diversity and Respect for All
Open Arms Community Leaders champions diversity and embraces individual differences with respect to religion, culture, socioeconomic status, national origin, race, ethnicity, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and physical appearance. We are a community who is sensitive to the needs of all people, and we respect everyone’s beliefs.
We have a diverse student body who cares for each other. A sense of community and responsibility for others is not confined to the classroom; indeed, students are helped to locate themselves in widening circles of care that extend beyond self, beyond friends, beyond their own ethnic group, and beyond their own country. Opportunities are offered not only to learn about, but also to put into action, a commitment to diversity and to improving the lives of others.
Open Arms Community Leaders is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination based on the race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, transgender, transsexualism, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, primary language, military or veteran status, physical handicap, disability, medical condition, mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, ancestry, or based on any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
Non-discrimination Policy as to Students
Open Arms Community Leaders welcomes families of all backgrounds and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the academy. It does not discriminate based on race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, and age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other academy-administered programs.
Equity and Diversity
Open Arms Community Leaders is committed to social justice education and seeks to provide all members of the community with the tools to recognize and speak out against acts of bias and the discriminatory systems of power that produce structural inequalities. The academy is committed to treating individuals with dignity and providing an environment where all members of the community can engage in dialogue, question, learn, and contribute fully. This commitment to full participation encourages community members to be self-reflective about their attitudes toward themselves and others. An equitable and diverse school community makes members better informed, more empathetic, and better prepared to effect positive change in the world. To that end, Open Arms Community Leaders fosters an environment in which individual differences of race, ethnicity, biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, national origin, immigration status, ability and disability, physical characteristics, religious belief, and all aspects of identity are acknowledged and celebrated.