Diversity & Inclusion
The graduating senior of Jesuit College Preparatory School is ideally: Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Physically Fit, Loving, Religious, and Committed to Working for Justice. Pursuing these goals in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Jesuit College Preparatory School are committed to helping students discover the magis — the more — in themselves and in the members of their diverse community, which can include race / ethnicity, religion, gender, age, ability, geography and socio-economic status. This discovery will better prepare students to contribute to a multicultural world, one in which local, national, and international tensions are often grounded in cultural, religious, and linguistic differences.
In recognition of our inherent and divine diversity, we are called to model Christ’s love in all of our thoughts and actions. Embracing the Ignatian charism of life-long learning, our community is committed to join together in fellowship, advance mutual respect, and give dignity to each person’s perspective. Our work aims to ground our students in Catholic values while preparing them to serve the global community.
FACULTY DIVERSITY TEAM
In Summer 2017, a faculty team with four committees was formed to work towards the aforementioned vision statement. Below are the goals of each of the committees:
- Students - Curricular: Examine and recommend best practices for incorporating Catholic Social Teaching and the respect of all human dignity into the academic curriculum.
- Students - Programmatic: Examine and recommend best practices for incorporating Catholic Social Teaching and the respect of all human dignity into existing programs and potential programs.
- Parent Support and Communications: Examine and recommend best practices for inviting parents into a partnership of communication and support for all members of our community.
- Prospective Students: Examine and recommend best practices for inviting minority and underserved populations into the community. and for fostering expectations of inclusion in all prospective students.
Each group listed above will also be making recommendations for faculty formation as it pertains to their lens.
Translating services encompass a partnership with the Jesuit Woman’s Auxiliary (JWA) and the various student/parent support opportunities at Jesuit. Jesuit has many families for whom English is not a first language. Given this, families and their sons may miss out on aspects of the Jesuit experience.
As a language need is identified related to a family or student, a JWA Language Volunteer will be called upon to provide translation services. For the current school year, we are seeking volunteers to assist with various Jesuit events and communications running now through graduation. This is a wonderful way to meet the needs of our diverse families and to partner with JWA. First point of contact is Raul Ornelas, Sophomore Counselor. He can be contacted via email email@example.com or phone – 972-387-8700 x364
If he is unavailable, you can contact the JWA Interpreter and Translators for Others Communications and Community Outreach Liaison, Michelle Pastrana, firstname.lastname@example.org, 972-369-6925.