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Open Arms Community Leaders  Policies

A safe, reflective space based on a culture of respect will go a long way when addressing the emotional needs of learning community.

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Non-discrimination Policies

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.  

EEO State­ment

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.