Preparing Boys for Life

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What we believe

We believe that creating healing, connection, and friendship across lines of difference makes a stronger community.

The pre-kindergarten-12 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program empowers our community with stress reduction strategies, spaces for practicing the navigation of difference and sameness, and the freedom to make mistakes. It includes direct training for faculty, staff, and parents; school-based student leadership development; and ongoing practice with regional and national partners. 

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Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs also teaches history at The Haverford School, including electives like Modern Black Lives.

Inclusion lessens the pressure for competing interests, experiences, or realities to battle for dominance. More than a celebration of the kinds of difference represented in our community, inclusivity demands that together, we cultivate a community that represents us all. Preparing boys for life requires that we actively practice such methods of social empowerment and engagement.

Brendon Jobs, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Notes at a faculty SEED seminar.

What we're doing

Your Sphere of Influence: Danielle Coke

"While fighting racism will be a long and difficult journey because of how engrained it is in many aspects of society, there are so many steps you can take in the short-term to contribute to change." - Danielle Coke

antiracist

 

Anti-racist awareness and action is a continual process of becoming. It is fundamentally iterative.

Resources

@InclusiveTHS on Twitter

    News and Progress

    Our Team

    Brendon Jobs

    Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    bjobs@haverford.org

    Kerry Kettering-Goens

    Middle School Diversity Coordinator
    kgoens@haverford.org

    About Brendon Jobs

    Brendon Jobs is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Haverford School, where he teaches Modern World History and Modern Black Lives in the Upper School.

    A veteran educator of the Philadelphia School District, Jobs has taught since 2007. He was named a James Madison Fellow, Lehrman Fellow, National Constitution Center Annenberg Fellow, Education Pioneer Fellow. Ongoing training with Penn GSE's Racial Empowerment Collaborative and the Race Institute informs his approach to imagining and building inclusive communities.

    He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.