Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Community-Word Project is committed to learning and engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression.

We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.

canvas mural with image of a bridge with the poem, Magnificent City Shine like a Mirror

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Community-Word Project is located on the unceded, traditional territory of Munsee Lenape on the island known as Mannahatta in Lenapehoking, now called Manhattan.

We acknowledge the systematic erasure of many Nations, we recognize those still among us, and we commit to the process of dismantling the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism.

We also acknowledge the enslaved Africans whose labor built Manhattan during the colonial era and beyond and the harm inflicted upon Black, Indigenous, and People of Color across the country and specifically in New York through systemic forms of oppression.

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