Grantmakers for Education (GFE) recently released a case study — which also features the work of the Lumina Foundation – that chronicles our ongoing efforts at NewSchools to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive investor and organization. The case study details the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts both we and Lumina have undertaken in our grantmaking strategies and within our respective organizations.
Having written many cases when I was on the faculty of Harvard Business School, I value them as a tool for learning about how leaders and managers address real situations. I thought the release of the GFE case provided a good opportunity to share some internal data about how we are doing and our areas for growth. This additional data is a good quantitative supplement to the narrative in the case.
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Overall, our team found NewSchools to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive than the average education organization that participated in the survey. The survey also points to areas where we can continue to make progress.
Earlier this year our team at NewSchools completed a survey as part of a field-wide project that culminated in a study based on data collected from more than 5000 individuals in 200 education organizations. The study, “Unrealized Impact,” includes information about organizational demographics, policies, and practices. Each participating organization received their own data, but only aggregated results were included in the public report.
Read the full article about diversity and inclusion by Stacey Childress at NewSchools Venture Fund.
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