Introduction to Equity and Inclusion
Resources and Strategies for Creating Inclusive Environments for All
As a learner, you will be introduced to the key components of equity and inclusion in order to better understand how to strengthen these practices in your professional and personal life. This session aims to support individuals who are new to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work or looking to reinforce their knowledge. We'll examine the foundational history of this work and unpack unconscious bias through examinations of privilege and power.
- Access resources and demonstrate strategies for promoting equity
OCFS Training Topic(s) Covered: (1) Principles of Childhood Development; (3) Child Care Program Development
This course reflects the regulations of the State of New York.
This course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Jen Siaca Curry, Ed.D. grew up in Queens, NY and attended New York City public schools. She is a first-generation college graduate, also earning a masters in non-profit management and doctorate in education leadership from NYU. Through studying school/community partnerships in her dissertation, Jen became particularly interested in the intersection of non-profit program management, policy enactment, and human nature. She has held a range of roles in the nonprofit sector, including Senior Director of Samaschool, a workforce development organization helping systems adapt to the future of work, and Chief Operating Officer at ExpandED Schools where she designed and supported after-school programs.
Named one of 2018's Rising Latino Stars by the NYS Hispanic Coalition, Jen is an adjunct professor at CUNY's School of Professional Studies, a member of the NYU Latinx Alumni Committee, and Vice President of the NYS Network for Youth Success board of directors. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and extended family. Jen is deeply committed to equity and racial justice, and her studies and career share a common thread: develop opportunities and resources proven to provide a ladder out of poverty.