making the invisible visible

Developing practices, policies and discourse through a cultural lens.

The Culture & Equity Project works collaboratively with educators, community members, and school leaders in examining the important connections between culture, teaching and learning and leadership for the purpose of dismantling inequity in our institutions. We engage our partners in identifying processes and strategies that push them to reimagine relationships, policies, teaching and learning through a cultural and equity lens as well as confront issues of race and bias. Our co-constructed professional learning opportunities challenge assumptions and pushes one to transform practices and policies that better serve students and school communities.

Essential Beliefs

  • We must critique dominant beliefs and norms about teaching and learning so educational spaces can be transformed into places where the culture of those we serve are being sustained, centered and a conduit for increased academic opportunity.
  • Transforming institutional policies and practices mean we must first confront individual racism and bias.
  • Work around equity must lead to co-constructed new and transforming action.
  • Partnership
  • Urgency and accountability

The Work

Collaborating with educators, districts, community members and organizations to intentionally center equity and take action for change.
Co-constructed Professional Learning:
  • Race, Culture & Identity
  • Implicit Bias
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
  • Community of Care for Parents
  • Essential Leadership for Equity
  • Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity Coaching Training

Working in the ground breaking tradition of UCLA’s Center X, the Culture & Equity Project is a powerful resource for educators. As our society becomes more diverse, educators must have the ability to work effectively across differences related to race, class, language and culture, to meet the needs of all students.”

Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

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