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Kindred Spirit Vol. 5 – Winter 2019

Kindred Spirit Vol. 5 – Winter 2019

“Desegregation is only a partial, though necessary, step toward the ultimate goal which we seek to realize. Desegregation will break down legal barriers and bring men together physically. But something must happen as to touch the hearts and souls of men that they will come together, not because the law says it, but because it is natural and right.”  – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Family Winter Fest

At Kindred, each day we strive to live Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of a beloved community —  one where people of different backgrounds support one another and see each other’s humanity. In December, Kindred families across our partner schools came together to celebrate each other and the relationships they are building within and across school communities.

Meet a Kindred Parent

“Kindred has allowed me to connect with other parents in a way I didn’t think was possible before.”

Jessica Drake, a parent of kindergarteners at Garrison Elementary School, shares how she has shifted personally being a part of Kindred and what she envisions is possible if all parents work together to advance equitable outcomes for all students.

Welcome Miner and E.W. Stokes

We are thrilled to welcome E.W. Stokes Public Charter School and Miner Elementary School to the Kindred network!

“As our community grows, we are committed to maintaining the rich diversity of families upon which the school was founded. Maintaining that diversity and understanding why it matters requires that families engage one another in conversations about identity, race and equity.”                                                                    — Erika Bryant, executive director, E.W. Stokes Public Charter School

“It has become very important to building community and advancing equity at the school that we talk about how we are changing and what that means for the various populations here. We are excited to dive into these conversations with Kindred’s expertise as a critical step toward ensuring all students and families are thriving.”                                                                                                                                        — Bruce W. Jackson, principal, Miner Elementary School

Meet Our Team: Azeb Kinder

We are so grateful to have Azeb as part of our team as a parent facilitator and organizer. She brings decades of experience and a deep passion for racial justice and dialogue. She is working with parents at Amidon-Bowen, E.W. Stokes Pubic Charter, and Miner Elementary Schools.

Learn more here

Visit us at our new office space

Kindred is delighted to invite you to our new office space! Stop by and see us at 3169A Mount Pleasant Street NW, just above the Mt. Pleasant Pharmacy.

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