Strategies to Support Action Step 1
Reviewed enrollment plan and developed strategies to increase representation of Black/AfricanAmerican, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous students applying, enrolling, and re-enrolling at Catlin Gabel.
- Cultivate a culturally responsive enrollment management team by partnering with the Equity and Inclusion Department to strengthen staff and volunteer training, to help mitigate biases in the application review process, and to conduct an audit of application processes at the end of the 2022-23 admission cycle.
- Highlight non-dominant experiences in school communications, including The Caller, website, social, video, and newsletters, and accurately represent the school’s diverse community through images in marketing materials via an opt-in process.
- Conduct outreach to schools with significant populations of Black/AfricanAmerican, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous students who are within ten miles of school and accessible by CG bus routes.
- Develop and promote diversity and inclusion events to prospective families to provide better information on how the school recognizes and supports different racial and cultural identities.
- Create a culture of ambassadorship so the wider community better understands the important role each individual has in promoting the benefits of the school to prospective families.
- Establish relationships with community organizations that support Black/AfricanAmerican, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous populations.
- Partner with divisions and Equity and Inclusion Department to increase retention of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous students.
Develop enrollment goals for Black/AfricanAmerican, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous students:
- Aim for diversity in enrollment that is on par or greater than the Portland metro area and develop metrics to calculate percentages based on information from the 2020 Census Data.*
- Aim to enroll a minimum of two students who identify as Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native American/Indigenous per grade to create affinity.
*An average of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington counties 2020 Census Data resulted in metro areas statistics of: Caucasian - 70%; Asian - 9%; Black - 3%; Latinx - 13%; Multiracial - 5%; Native American - 1%. We acknowledge the Census is an imperfect benchmark. For details regarding how Census Data is gathered, please visit Census.gov.