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FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVES BEYOND SUNDAY GRANT

posted Aug 28, 2019, 10:25 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Aug 28, 2019, 10:49 AM ]

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONSULTANT BEGINS WORK IN SCHOOLS FOR 2019-20


Thanks to the generous donors to the Roman Catholic Foundation's Beyond Sunday campaign, our Federation of Catholic Schools is embarking on an innovative project this school year:

“Embracing the Gift of Cultural, Racial, Religious and Economic Diversity
in North County Catholic Schools.”

While there are several goals this grant is set to achieve, the first task was to hire someone with the skills and expertise to support our leaders in these efforts. 


Dr. 
Alice Prince will be working as the Federation’s Diversity & Inclusion Consultant for the 2019-20 school year.  In this role, she will spend time at each school, getting to know the principal, pastor, DRE/CRE, facult
y, staff and students. She will be leading workshops and providing practical tools and resources for educators on how to best meet the needs of every student enrolled in our Catholic schools in North County. By June 2020, each school will have an individual plan for Cultural Competency, Diversity & Inclusion, guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and informed by expertise in the field of Education.   Dr. Prince has a Masters Degree and Doctorate in Educational Leadership and is an adjunct faculty member at Maryville University. She and her family are parishioners at St. Nicholas Catholic Parish in the City of St. Louis. Her youngest two children, twin boys (pictured below), attend Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School.

 

When the Federation was originally formed in 2010, embracing diversity was identified as an area of responsibility. In 2018 the Federation formed a subcommittee of pastors and principals, who developed the idea for this collaborative project, which the Roman Catholic Foundation generously funded with the Beyond Sunday Transformational Innovation Grant. Throughout this school year there will be opportunities for involvement by parishioners, teachers, parents, and anyone interested in learning more. If you would like to receive ongoing updates about this project, please contact Cara Koen at 314-537-3174 or e-mail advancement@federationofcatholicschools.org.

 

The Roman Catholic Foundation awards Beyond Sunday grants to archdiocesan and parish Catholic schools and PSR programs in the Archdiocese of St. Louis through a competitive application and review process. To date, $2.3 million has been granted to benefit Catholic education in our local community. For more information, please visit rcfstl.org.