A partnership between the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Board Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, parent diversity affinity groups are Park parents who meet in small groups to discuss diversity topics. The goals for parent affinity groups are: 1) to have ongoing small group discussions for parents of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and 2) to offer feedback that can inform Park School initiatives, programming, and planning. Groups will gather periodically for discussions of topics, exploration of research, social events, and needs identification relevant to each group's focus.
We are excited to host the Park Parent Affinity Group Open House Part I & II. The open house will take place March 5 and May 12 from 6-7 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. We encourage you to participate on both days. Park Parent Affinity groups are designed to facilitate the following:
Discussions that support Park’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and priorities
Provide a space to identify issues relevant to and through the lens of group participants
Build capacity for cross group dialogue and more inclusive spaces
Connect issues relevant to the group to the larger community
The affinity groups are not intended to imply that all members share the same experience. Rather, the groups provide the opportunity for reflection, dialogue, and support, and build the capacity for more inclusive spaces.
Please complete the form below to sign up for one or more parent diversity affinity groups. The title of the affinity groups listed below serve as placeholders, according to definitions set by the National Association of Independent Schools. Existing groups can change their titles and new groups can be formed. If you would like to suggest a new group, please make mention of this in the form below.
All groups are open to all Park parents.
*NAIS Definitions of Race/Ethnic Groups: African American, Asian Amer/South Asian, First Nation/Native American, Latino/Hispanic Amer, Middle Eastern Amer, Multiracial Amer, Pacific Islander, and White/European