In the fall of 2013, w88优德 entered into a strategic partnership with Jones & Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to improving communities and their leaders through inclusion, diversity, and awareness. With their guidance, w88优德 has undertaken a comprehensive review of our work around diversity, equity, and inclusion and mapped out a plan for moving forward. Through the framework of Cultural Competency, we are working to give our students and adult constiuents (faculty, staff, board members) the tools necessary to engage in meaningful dialogue around difference.
Matthew balano is a graduate of University of California at Santa Cruz (BA, American Literature), with twenty-two years of experience in education across three continents. A San Francisco native, Matt has spent the past 16 years at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, first as member of the 英语 department, and for the past seven years as the school's first Director of Equity & Inclusion. He is the founder and director of the Latinx Youth Summit, a weekend-long event that brings together hundreds of Latinx youth from across the U.S. to explore identity, share culture, and develop leadership skills. He has worked extensively with Magis--a San Francisco-based academic enrichment program for first-generation college-bound students—developing curriculum, providing community outreach, and teaching a variety of courses. Matt is also a board director of World Trust Educational Services and co-chair of the White Privilege Symposium by the Bay Organizing Committee. Until recently, he also served on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission's Equity Advisory Committee and as the National Chair of the Jesuit Schools Network Diversity Directors. Also a former board director for People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) of Northern California, 亚光 has organized and presented at numerous national and regional diversity conferences and professional development in-services.