Ended Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:05 AM
Total Donation Goal $1,500 $1,500.00 Funded
This campaign has ended and has been fully funded. If you made a donation, thank you.
About this Campaign
The establishment of a positive school climate is a critical component of how the North Allegheny School District holistically measures the success of students.Â Further delineating the aspects of a positive school climate, the District seeks to develop cultural awareness and responsiveness by âEstablishing and continually promoting an educational environment that is enriched by its Diversity . . . to foster mutual respect and affirmation for Diversity as it prepares all students to enter and participate in an increasingly global society.âÂ This is the charge of the Dr. Marcia Martin Unity/Diversity Committee, and is represented by the work of its members.Â The work of the committee includes activities focused on community outreach, student involvement, and professional development in the area of diversity.Â Â
The District has been presented with an opportunity to further develop cultural awareness through Family Diversity Projects.Â Family Diversity Projects (FDP) is a non-profit organization (501c (3) devoted to educating people of all ages about the full range of diversity. Family Diversity Projects creates traveling photo-text exhibits, books, and curriculum to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds.Â
The NA Foundation is asked to consider the provision of funding two traveling photo-text exhibits among the twelve schools in the North Allegheny School District.Â Family Diversity Projects is dependent on exhibit rental fees, foundations and government grants, and individual donors to maintain their collection of diversity materials. Over the course of the school year, each school would have the opportunity to host "In Our Family" (focused on the diversity of non-traditional family structures) and "The Road to Freedom" (focused on individuals with physical, mental, sensory, and emotional disabilities).Â Each photo-text exhibit will be displayed at each building for a period of two weeks and used in conjunction with each building's positive school climate program, or as a supplemental piece to any class or building events.
Additional information about Family Diversity Projects can be found at the website:Â https://familydiv.org/Â Â .Â The Dr. Marcia Martin Unity/Diversity Committee is appreciative of the consideration of the Foundation in helping to support its efforts to increase cultural responsiveness and competencies within ourÂ North Allegheny students, staff and community.