Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Advocating for a More Just and Peaceful World

At Committee for Children, we believe that social-emotional learning (SEL) is fundamental to achieving social justice. We are dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), to becoming an anti-racist organization, and to building a more just and peaceful world where every child can thrive. This means creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement, where our people, programs, and supports reflect and address the needs of educators, as well as the needs of the diverse communities we serve and those we hope to serve.

Read Our Equity Statement

We’re committed to building an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive society that supports the positive development of every child.
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Review Our Board of Directors’ Letter of Support

Our board is fully aligned with doing the hard work to increase equity and social justice inside our organization as well as outside of it.
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Learn More About Our DEI Strategy

We’re committed to building an anti-racist organization that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging.
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Read Our DEI Timeline

From advocating for social-emotional learning and racial equity to ensuring cultural relevance and representation in our own materials, this timeline provides a snapshot of the progress we’ve made on our DEI journey.
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Our People

Committee for Children is filled with thought leaders, advocates, and connectors who work to foster inclusiveness and belonging and strive to further equity.

Our Staff’s Experiences

“In a country and world increasingly focused on blame and tribalism, I am proud to be part of Committee for Children’s developing commitment.”

Neal Robbins
Senior Education Partnerships Manager

“Racism, discrimination, and exclusivity have been the norm for too long. It’s time we start acknowledging the value of each person.”

John Kim
Office and Facilities Manager

“I look forward to producing systemic change through our programs and acknowledging my implicit biases to be a better friend and partner.”

Jackie Mahedy
Education Account Manager

Our Programs

We work to ensure our programs are culturally responsive, affirming, and accessible for every child.

Second Step® Programs and Learning for Justice Alignment Chart

A curated list of Learning for Justice lessons aligned to Second Step® Elementary and Second Step® Middle School.
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Our Communities

We advocate for policies and practices that promote social justice and equity, and we will continue amplifying the voices and experiences of systemically marginalized people and communities.

Black History Month Video Series

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Video Series

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DEI Panel Interview with Dr. Tia Kim

Our Partners

We collaborate with educators around the world to develop strategies that bring SEL into the fabric of education and help the world grow kinder.

Global Impact

We work closely with our international partners to meet the needs of different dynamics and definitions of diversity and inclusion around the globe.
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Instituto Vila Educação, Brazil

Positive Pieces Education, Australia

Wise Edu Plus, China

Resources from
Committee for Children

Superhero Captain Compassion® Empowers Kids to Prevent Race-Based Bullying

Our 2020 Captain Compassion campaign taught kids and adults to use their bystander power and provided guidance on how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying of racial- and ethnic-minority youth.
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Race- and Equity-Related Episodes and Materials from The Imagine Neighborhood Podcast

This popular podcast for families helps kids explore and understand the big feelings that come with growing up.