A Student & Staff Organization to Help Create a More Inclusive Community that Recognizes, Honors, and Celebrates Differences

    NA Empower

    North Allegheny School District introduces NA Empower, a committee that will move the District forward by giving students and staff the power to impact more equitable policies, practices, curriculum, and instruction.

    NA Empower will develop programs to help strengthen North Allegheny’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; identify needs and concerns of the community, and support the development of culturally competent individuals.

    Reimagining the NA Diversity Committee was a collaborative effort that began in the summer of 2020. With the goal of creating an inclusive environment where individuals felt empowered and supported, a group of students and staff began meeting bi-weekly. Using virtual communication platforms, the group collaborated on the organization’s name, vision, mission, and leadership positions.

    During the 2020-2021 school year, NA Empower focused on restructuring the Diversity Committee, mandatory training programs, increased recruitment of diverse candidates, and updating anti-bullying/cyberbullying, unlawful harassment, and hazing policies.

    The inaugural NA Empower committee includes 30 students and staff members from buildings across the District.

    North Allegheny School District’s Diversity Committee was founded in 1992 to help serve the diverse needs of every child in the District. Moving forward, the Diversity Committee will be known as NA Empower.


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