At SoCal POCIS we give professionals in education the resources to foster a more open, welcoming culture utilizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives to create positive change and address unconscious bias.
We are a member-driven non-profit organization, composed of thought leaders and educators for independent schools in Southern California.
We execute our mission by providing member schools with:
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshops and speaker events
- Networking opportunities amongst independent school administrators and educators
- Jobs board to attract and recruit diverse talent
- Diverse curriculum recommendations for BIPOC students, parents, and faculty
Lack of diversity and unconscious bias training can be a barrier to recruitment and retention on independent campuses. As an affinity organization we provide networking opportunities and community building to the administration and leadership of independent schools.
We help provide access to educators to understand what’s required to act, maintain, and build DEI at independent schools. We are passionate about making learning environments more diverse, equitable and inclusive spaces for employees, students, and administrators by providing resources, tools, and networks to help advance change in curriculum development for BIPOC students, parents, and faculty.
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SoCal POCIS gauges the needs of our independent school members and we assess best practices for fulfilling them. We use this information and the latest pedagogical research to advance our educational programs, seminars, and conferences.
Our ever present goal is to present innovative approaches and advance recommendations from thought-leaders furthering diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice to our member schools.