Catholic schools honored with Champion of Inclusive Community award

 Superintendent of Catholic Schools accepting Inclusive community award

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are dedicated to including and supporting students with a broad range of learning needs.

From personalized learning for students, to educators sharing best practices through our Student Support Services Network, our alliance of 31 Catholic schools is committed to addressing the needs of all learners.

Not only are these efforts benefiting our students and families, they are also earning recognition. The Office of Catholic Schools is proud to be honored with this year’s Champion of Inclusive Community award from All Belong Center for Inclusive Education. All Belong equips congregations and schools to glorify God through purposeful, innovative inclusion of persons with varied abilities.

We are grateful for our relationship with All Belong, whose talented experts help us meet students’ different learning needs – and we are grateful for this award.

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Pictured above, All Belong Executive Director Elizabeth Dombrowski (right) presents Superintendent Dave Faber and Assistant Superintendent Jill Annable with the Champion of Inclusive Community award, given to our alliance of Catholic schools. The award was given at All Belong's annual Circle of Friends Dinner on Oct. 1, 2019.

Learn more about our efforts to serve learners of varied abilities by watching the video  at this link.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.

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(Photo courtesy All Belong)