Category: Race

Teaching Young People How to Dream

"When I work with young Latinos from at-risk backgrounds, one of the themes that eventually arises are long-term goals. They are often asked to dream big – to consider options outside of their current environment or circumstances. This can be very challenging." Keep reading...

By Jessica Gomez, Psy.D. Director of Clinical Innovation

Prioritizing Students' Cultural Identity

I have taught in settings where most students are Spanish speaking, but they come from a variety of different cultures. As a Mexican-American, I know that each of these cultures is unique and has a big impact on a child’s identity. Keep reading...

By Jorgelina Marin, 3rd Grade Teacher

Working with Undocumented Families

As adults, one of our first instincts is to protect and comfort children who are afraid. But that instinct can be challenging when a child’s fear is real, and there’s nothing we can do to protect them from it. One big area where we see this fear is around the topic of immigration. Keep reading...

By Alina Ramirez-Ponce, Ph.D., LCSW-S, Clinical Director

Why Mindfulness is Essential for Racial Healing

"With great external work in society comes great work within ourselves, too. As we are confronted with emotions that seem too large to hold, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and to let rage drive us." Read more...

By Poonam Desai, Ph.D., LSSP, Mental Health Trainer

Dear White Teachers

Dear White Teachers, Are you like me, a white teacher in a classroom with mostly students of color? Do you feel secretly uncomfortable at the idea of talking about race in the classroom? Keep reading...

By C. Faye Dunaway, 4th Grade Teacher

Make Space for Race

"Many educators, including myself, have failed to make the children we work with feel seen—because for many years, we have not acknowledged race as a fundamental element of identity.  We need to make space for race.  But how?" Read more...

By Heather Bryant, M.Ed., Director of Innovation and Impact

Talking to Teens about Race

Parents have the opportunity to help teens explore these racial differences. It may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading...

By Summer Rose, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist

On Raising Bi-Racial Children

Minerva Holmes asked her mixed-race family members to weigh in on what it's like growing up bi-racial. Here's what they had to say...

By Minerva Holmes, Bilingual Parent Educator