UA+ED IS COMMITED TO
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

The Upper Arlington Education Foundation is aligned with and supports the goals and plans of the Upper Arlington City School District. Our mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for each and every student, and we are proud to provide resources for programs and projects focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

We value the unique experiences and backgrounds of our community of donors, fund advisors, staff, board members, volunteers, and school district employees as we work together to further our mission. 

Upper Arlington is an excellent school system, but there is work to be done. We take seriously the importance of students feeling a sense of belonging, safety, and inspiration to reach their full potential.

Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, the Upper Arlington Education Foundation will:

  • Assess our own processes and policies, including grant-making, to ensure equity among students;

  • Intentionally recruit and develop a diverse board of trustees that reflects our values and beliefs. Members of the board will draw on their diverse backgrounds, skills, talents and perspectives to strengthen our ability to serve our mission;

  • Provide continued board and staff development opportunities in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion that will allow us to continue to support the strategic vision of the School District;

  • Partner with our community to ensure needed resources are available to those who are working passionately on behalf of each and every student in Upper Arlington.