Mosaic Event: Welcoming America session on Building Welcoming and Inclusive Schools K-12

Location: World Trade Center St. Louis; 120 S. Central, Suite 1200, 63105
Wed, October 16, 7:30am - 9:30am
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Mosaic Ambassador School Workshop with Welcoming America

St. Louis Mosaic Project is hosting a short workshop led by Christina Pope of Welcoming America, a national organization that works on making communities more welcoming to foreign born families and those in the community.

Time and location

Wednesday, October 16                                              World Trade Center St. Louis

7:30am Registration                                                       120 S. Central Ave, 12t floor, St. Louis, MO 63105

8:00am Program Starts                                                 (one block away from Clayton Metro Station)

9:30am Program ends

Underground garage parking will be validated – entrance on South Central or South Bemiston

Metered street parking also available

You are welcome to bring several colleagues if you would like, just let us know so we have the right nametags and continental breakfast. This may be an opportunity to engage an administrative person, a diversity and inclusion lead, a key community or PTO leader who cares about this issue for your school or district. We appreciate all of our Mosaic Ambassador Schools who work to be welcoming. If there has been a leadership change in your school or district, this may be new to you. We welcome you to a community working to have our schools grow and thrive with this inclusive and welcoming outlook.

Building Welcoming and Inclusive Schools

Participants will review best practices for welcoming and inclusion in K-12 schools. Specific tips for student, staff, family, and community engagement within the school will also be shared. The training includes reviewing Welcoming America’s Building Welcoming Schools guide, a set of classroom activities that can be used to advance welcoming among all children, during Welcoming Week 2020 and beyond. An interactive component ensures that participants are able to share their current efforts and leave with new ideas and actionable next steps for expanding welcoming efforts in their schools.

If you know someone at another school or learning organization that would like to attend, please share this. Our team looks forward to having this discussion as we have not brought our school groups together since right after the past presidential election, and we know the climate has become even more challenging. We are also happy to discuss other Mosaic programs that may be of interest to your foreign born parents and staff, as our goal is to attract and retain foreign born people in our region.

 The question for participants: Please come prepared to share about this: 

What is one way you or your school / district have made students and families from diverse backgrounds feel welcome or be included at school? How do you know it's working?

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