“As an educational organization steeped in providing opportunity and inspiration for all children, Thinkery has a moral imperative to be part of the solution. Black lives matter. Black and brown children matter. We commit to helping overcome the systems of bias that provide privilege for so many while leaving others behind.” – Andy Bell, Thinkery CEO, June 2020.
In the last year, Thinkery has embarked on a journey to infuse DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) at every level of the organization. Our Inclusion Work Group restructured and refocused our DEIA priorities, hosted pilot Community Listening Sessions, and oversaw a research and selection process to help Thinkery identify a partner to guide – and challenge us – to make institutional and long-lasting change. We are excited to work with Dr. Kazique Prince, founder, and CEO of Jelani Consulting, LLC, to help inform our DEIA work.
Dr. Prince is an award-winning thought-leader in the race equity and inclusive leadership space and we look forward to a long-term relationship that will help us overcome the systems of bias and unlock access to opportunity and inspiration for all children and their caregivers in the greater Austin area.
Our vision is a creative community with a passion for lifelong learning and discovery. And that creative community includes all children and families. We believe that our world’s future creative problem solvers call the greater Austin area, and the richly diverse communities that make up this region, home. Thinkery is committed to being a space for all who seek innovation and playfulness in their pursuit of learning.
Some great resources for families and educators regarding anti-racism: