Prestigious E.E. Ford Foundation grant will help fund The Center.
This fall, Steward will launch the Center for Engagement, which will bring together the school’s health and wellness program; the diversity, equity, and inclusion program; and the community life program.
“This cohesive approach unifies and amplifies work we prioritized in our strategic plan, Compass 2022,” Head of School Dan Frank shared. “Over the past several years, we have made important strides in these areas. Through the Center for Engagement, we will be able to make an even greater difference.”
The Center for Engagement’s mission is to positively impact both the individual and community through intentional experiences and practices that increase empathy, responsibility, and purpose.
It will include the work of Tiffany Goodman, diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinator; Rashad Lowery, campus life and community stewardship coordinator; Kris Marchant, health and wellness coordinator; and a new team member: Jentae Scott-Mayo, school counselor, who joins Steward this coming year and will focus on one-on-one mental health work with students.
“The center’s programming will improve the important work of student wellness — including mindfulness, spirituality, and belonging — as well as community engagement and service learning,” Mr. Frank said. “It will create a program model for how to best serve the social and emotional needs of students and help them understand their responsibility to the community. We are so grateful for the donors who have helped bring this program to life.”
Funding for the Center for Engagement comes from three areas:
A matching $50,000 grant from the prestigious E.E. Ford Foundation, the gold standard in educational philanthropy, which is being awarded thanks to the generosity of The Nanchard Morganson Charitable Fund.
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