Our Commitment to
Diversity

Our culture and team are like no other. Our collaborative, vibrant, inclusive climate sets us apart. Our people exude a sense of responsibility, every day, and are dedicated to driving impact and making a difference.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to that environment — in our programs, with our partners and for our staff. They allow our organization to benefit from a broad set of skills, experiences and differing viewpoints, leading to stronger ideas and lasting results.  Understanding the power of diversity and inclusion, The Broad Center developed a new publication — Diversity in Progress: Best practices and lessons learned from The Broad Center — that offers a transparent look into our organization’s growth on this front.

TBC Staff members help out

Culture of Diversity

We respect the dignity and worth of all people and their ideas, regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, economic status, national origin or religious affiliation. We strive to reflect the core demographics, experiences, immigrant status and English-learner backgrounds of the students, families and communities served by our public schools as well as our network members.

We also aspire to represent a wide range of educational settings and professional backgrounds — including years of experience in addition to familiarity with large bureaucratic and small entrepreneurial environments and different work sectors, especially in and with urban public schools.

We believe that attracting and retaining a diverse team and creating an environment that allows people to bring their whole selves to work supports a self-reinforcing cycle that helps us maintain a diverse, high-performing organization.

And we’re never satisfied. Our goals for diversity and inclusion are dynamic. We always know we can improve.

In keeping with our culture of diversity and inclusion, we support strategies, programs and tools that help us unlock the power of difference and respect.

Diversity Council

This council, which rotates membership among team members each year, supports efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive staff and workplace. The council advises our senior leadership team about diversity efforts and maintains an open-door policy for other employees to discuss diversity issues.

Diana Feliz Oliva brown bag

Affinity Groups

Several workplace affinity groups are run and sponsored by internal team members: La Raza, led by Latinx employees; a group led by African-American employees; equaliTBC, a group led by LGBTQQIA employees; AAPI, a group led by Asian American and Pacific Islander employees; and a group for parents. These groups are open to all team members — those with shared backgrounds as well as those who identify as allies.