MCRC Mission is to serve, support and empower faculty, staff and students by delivering powerful programs, which increase their knowledge and understanding of social justice and inspire them to be effective educators and citizens in our schools and in our world.
The Philadelphia Area Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC), founded by the National Association of Independent Schools in May, 1990, serves the independent school community as a repository of material and human resources.
The mandate for multicultural education is clear and strong. Each day Americans face the challenges and opportunities of living together in the most diverse nation on earth. An inclusive curriculum greatly enriches the intellectual and cultural lives of our schools and communities and helps our students develop a better understanding and appreciation of a world where the majority of its population consists of people of color. MCRC prepares our students for life.
The Center helps independent schools move forward deliberately and directly toward more inclusive curricula and stands ready to assist faculty and staff, administrators and board members, parents and students in furthering their own educations. Specific goals of the MCRC include but are not limited to:
· Develop workshops, conferences, and seminars
· Promote increased diversity in school communities
· Serve as a model of inter-school collaboration and inclusiveness
· Facilitate hiring and retention of people of color
· Be responsive to the needs of the changing landscapes of our schools
· Promote an exchange of multicultural ideas and information
· Promoting the MCRC through the web sites of our schools