Washington Space Grant Consortium Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement
We promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) within our community. By providing equal opportunities, creating an environment that supports diversity, and striving for accessibility, we actively work to remove historical barriers that have hindered underrepresented groups from participating in STEM fields. Everyone, regardless of background, should feel empowered to engage, learn, and contribute to the dynamic world of STEM research.
We welcome and celebrate the strengths that come from our differences. Read more about these strengths in the White House’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.
Inclusion is a core NASA value.
Washington Space Grant’s goal is to reduce opportunity gaps by providing access to high-quality programming. To reach this goal, our programs and staff resources prioritize school districts, schools, higher education institutions, and STEM programs that meet at least one of the following criteria:
- K-12 school districts, schools and programs that are mid-high or high-poverty as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics as those that serve 50% or more students who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch.
- Schools or programs with over 60% students from underrepresented backgrounds (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian) and future first-generation college students.
- Programs serving students with disabilities.
- Programs specifically serving those who identify as women or girls or were assigned female at birth, including cis girls, trans youth, gender non-conforming and/or non-binary youth.
- Tribal Schools and Indigenous youth-serving programs.