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A Statement of Solidarity


We at ParentChild+ are angered, devastated, and heartbroken by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, just the most recent in a long line of those who have been killed and brutalized by racist violence. We are in solidarity with those protesting against the deep-rooted systemic racism and xenophobia in our country that has taken so many, too many lives. The devastation that COVID-19 has wreaked on communities across the country, on our communities, has only further demonstrated the pervasive effects of racism, and the traumatic and unrelenting impact it has on Black and African American communities experiencing it daily.

We stand with and are committed to working hand-in-hand with our partner agencies, community-based staff, and families to build a society where Black children and families are safe and can truly thrive. We will listen to and amplify the voices of our families and staff, working together to bring about systemic change. We are committed to the personal, organizational, and community work that must take place to make this happen.

As we realize our mission to close the equity gap, support parents, and utilize education to provide opportunities, we commit to:

  • Recognizing families are always the experts on their own lives;
  • Expanding hiring from within the communities where we work;
  • Taking a deep dive into racial equity issues internally to examine our own culture and leadership and broaden the diversity of our Board of Directors.

We at ParentChild+ resolve that:

No matter what… we will be present.
No matter what… we will listen.
No matter what… we will take in the joy and sorrow.
No matter what… we will encourage joy.
No matter what… we will support our families.
No matter what… we will support our communities.
No matter what… we will support each other.
No matter what… we will stand for equality and against racism.
No matter what… we will be present.
No matter what… we will listen.
No matter what… we will take in the joy and sorrow.
No matter what… we will encourage joy.
No matter what… we will support our families.
No matter what… we will support our communities.
No matter what… we will support each other.
No matter what… we will stand for equality and against racism.

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