The Culture, Equity & Leadership Team (CELT) strives to make DPS the best place for everyone to learn, grow and have a positive impact. Our diversity is a community treasure, and we believe there is a social and moral obligation to ensure that Every Child Succeeds. In order to collectively reach this vision, we must create a culture of equity, develop great teachers, leaders and team members, and build trust within the communities we serve.

To achieve this, we work to:

  • Improve our organization’s effectiveness by building a culture where team members can show up as their authentic and best selves.
  • Provide tools in the form of values-based leadership opportunities for people to champion a culture of equity and expand the conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Infuse an explicit and consistent focus on equity, inclusion and behavioral change.
  • Include students, families and communities as partners in our efforts.

CELT drives the district’s mission and vision by leveraging our Shared Core Values to transform culture so that Every Child Succeeds.


African-American Young Ladies Summit Continues to Grow

Dec. 12 marked the third convening of the African-American Young Ladies Summit (A2YLS), bringing together almost 300 DPS students to learn, grow and build upon the ideas that were created during previous summits. As creator and organizer, Dr. Plashan McCune stated during the first summit this past May, “I’d like this event to become a

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Over 200 DPS Students attend Black Male Initiative

Over 200 students from high schools across DPS gathered together on Nov. 27 to discuss their futures with Denver community leaders, college and career representatives, DPS leaders and local government figures. This is the third Black Male Initiative event that has taken place over the past year with the focus on providing critical college resources and

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Focus on Achievement: Targeted Supports for Black Students

Original article from the DPS Board of Education Update for Dec. 6, 2018 Targeted Supports for Black Students  The Denver Board of Education tonight took an in-depth look at targeted supports for black students during its Focus on Achievement session, hearing from students, community partners and the African American Equity Task Force. “I think it’s

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