Tag: Equity

One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Understand Intersectional Feminism

Daniela Thermora Career Development Manager When someone doesn’t know what intersectionality is, the way I can best describe it is by comparing my core self to a long, main street. The street can be narrow in places and turn sharply in others. It can gently slope or become a steep incline. The main road can…
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One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Learn The History of School Desegregation

By Eric L. Masi, Ed.D President & CEO Many in Massachusetts remember or have studied the horrible stories of school desegregation in Boston. I didn’t grow up here but experienced a different kind of desegregation when I lived in Arlington, Virginia in the mid-1960s. In the fall of 1965, I started eighth grade at Gunston…
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Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Awarded $29K Grant From MetroWest Health Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2020 Contact: Michelle Hillman 508-380-5486 (cell) [email protected] Framingham, MA – Wayside Youth & Family Support Network received a grant for $29,769 from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Wayside will use the grant to create an Equity Training Center that will launch this year. The new training center will provide educational workshops,…
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One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Follow the Work of Chief Diversity Officers

By Guimel DeCarvalho Vice President of People & Culture and Chief Diversity Officer After the murder of George Floyd companies issued statements of outrage and committed themselves to improving their corporate culture. They also raced to hire a Chief Diversity Officers (CDO) to guide them in just how to do it without making costly mistakes.…
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One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Apply Equity & Racial Justice To Philanthropy

By Nicolas M. Kane Development Manager Today, Dec. 1, 2020, is Giving Tuesday. If you follow Wayside on social media, you know that we are participating and asking the community to support the work Wayside does by donating to us. Nick Kane, Wayside’s Development Manager, shares why nonprofits should be applying an equity lens to…
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Why We’re Making Juneteenth a Paid Holiday

By Guimel DeCarvalho, Director of People and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Wayside Youth & Family Support Network has long been committed to becoming an anti-racist, social justice and advocacy organization that serves vulnerable youth and families across the state. We apply an equity lens to every facet…
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Column: Why we’re making Juneteenth a paid holiday

This column originally appeared in the MetroWest Daily News on June 18, 2020. By Guimel DeCarvalho, director of People and Culture and chief diversity officer All Wayside staff now have Friday off as a paid holiday. We’ve asked them to share how they are celebrating and observing Juneteenth and provided white staff with 10 actions…
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10 Things We Want White People to Do to Celebrate Juneteenth

By Guimel Carvalho, Director of People and Culture and Amy Hogarth Director of Recruitment and Inclusion Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, marks the day when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of the Civil War and slavery. It was June 19, 1865 and although…
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16 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Books Our Staff Love

Wayside’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is constantly exploring new ways to fulfill our agency’s mission of being anti-racist and inclusive. It’s a constant learning process as we work to promote our DEI principles and engage 500-employees across 19 sites. Our committee shared some of their top book picks that inform their work to…
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