Read our first AFCOST Quarterly News!
Read for more information about:
(1) How OST Programs have been involved in identifying the barriers to equity and the anti-racist commitments;
(2) How OST Programs can continue to support this work;
(3) Upcoming Opportunities to Take Action; and
(4) Resources for your Programs.
Dear Cambridge AFCOST Community,
We hope that 2020 is off to a good start for you and your program’s young people. In our first AFCOST Quarterly News, we want to share some updates from the Cambridge Public Schools, and an opportunity to sign on in support of Building Equity Bridges (BEB) recently released, recommended Anti-Racist Commitments.
Right before the December Break, Cambridge Public Schools students, families, and educators from the BEB movement spoke out with a powerful op-ed and recommended 12 concrete Commitments to push Cambridge Public Schools to become an actively anti-racist school district.
Also, CPS Supt. Kenneth Salim agreed to act immediately on these Commitments in an op-ed and community email he wrote on 12/20/19. As Supt. Salim stated, “Cambridge Public Schools is at a crossroads. The time has come to accelerate our efforts and get honest about the impact of racism on our students and families.”
Khari & Susan
Co-Directors, Agenda for Children OST