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Join a Diversity & Inclusion Focus Group in January!

posted Dec 9, 2019, 11:52 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Jan 2, 2020, 1:20 PM ]

As we have announced before, through a Beyond Sunday Grant to the Federation of Catholic Schools we have Dr. Alice Prince, a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, working with our school this year.  She has been spending time at all of the Catholic schools in North County this fall, and gathering data through classroom visits and surveys of teachers, parents, students and parishioners. 

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. The purpose of having focus groups is to get more input about what people in our parish and school community believe and value about cultural, religious and socio-economic diversity at our schools. You are invited to participate!

In January, any parent, teacher, staff member, or parishioner who would like to dig a little deeper into this topic by responding to pre-selected, open-ended questions, is invited to participate in a focus group. Dr. Prince will facilitate focus groups at the following times and locations:

  • Saturday, January 11, 9:30-11am at St. Ferdinand Parish (Bilingual Group)

  • Monday, January 13, 6:30-8pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe (Bilingual Group)

  • Thursday, January 16, 6:30-8pm at Christ Light of the Nations School

  • Saturday, January 25, 9:30-11am at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish 

Registration is required and each focus group will be limited to 20 participants. Additional dates could be added, if necessary. The groups on January 11 & 13 will have a Spanish language interpreter available. If you would like to participate in one of the focus groups, please sign up no later than Wednesday, January 8th at: Indicate all dates you are available and you will be notified which group you are assigned to.

Questions? Contact Dr. Alice Prince at or Cara Koen at or 314-537-3174.