Community, Inclusion, and Equity (CIE)
Building Authentic Community at Gilman and Beyond
The 2023-24 school year has been a warm welcome back to Gilman. Colleagues have extended their hands with hearts and minds open to the work of equity and inclusion. Parent leadership has been purposeful and committed, as always. The students have been as they seem to always be: smart and ambitious, confident and courageous, thoughtful and open-hearted. After three years doing the important work of leading the Bishop Walker School for Boys — a tuition-free independent school serving African American boys in Southeast Washington, D.C. — through the pandemic, it is good to be back at Gilman.
Carrying Gilman's legacy of leadership in Community, Inclusion, and Equity (CIE) work is an honor and a worthy challenge. This year's efforts will be guided by three goals. Our first goal is to listen to and learn from the many constituencies that make up the Gilman community in order to understand what is needed in the work of CIE. Our second goal is to build organizational structures that can sustain the work now and in future years. Our third goal is to design ways to measure the impact of CIE work in the lives of students, faculty, and families. These goals will help anchor the work as we navigate and respond to emerging challenges.
Michael Otieno Molina
Assistant Head of School for Community, Inclusion, and Equity
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Adaptation of Luo proverb of Kenya, East Africa
Signature Events, Programs, and Initiatives
The focus of our CIE work is to strengthen the community from within by offering events, programs, workshops, and/or professional development opportunities helping students, faculty, and families to build relationships and skills, and cultivating the notion that people can learn and grow together, regardless of differences.
CIE News and Events
Latest CIE News
Gilman has a long history of community engagement and we are tethered strongly to our home city of Baltimore. By connecting our boys to students from different schools, we seek to break down barriers that cause conflict and injustice, and to equip the next generation with the tools to help them become concerned and involved citizens.
The Work Ahead
Please enjoy current and previous issues of the quarterly CIE newsletter, which captures some of the highlights of the CIE Office's work, including updates on long- and short-term goals, information about upcoming CIE-related events, profiles of members of the community involved in CIE work, and more. The newsletter is named The Work to acknowledge the deliberate and intentional effort it takes to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable community.