Georgetown Visitation was presented with a Bridges for Schools Award of Distinction from the Crimsonbridge Foundation this fall, which "honor[s] the commitment to fostering a welcoming environment and building capacity to engage Hispanic and Latino students and families," according to a press release from Crimsonbridge.
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Janet Keller said, "As a Catholic, Salesian community, we honor the sacredness of every individual, appreciating and celebrating our unique backgrounds and cultures. We are deeply grateful for Crimsonbridge’s support as we invite and welcome Latina students and their families to our community. Hospitality and thoughtful concern for others are among our core values, ones we share with Crimsonbridge in our joint commitment to create a sense of belonging for all Hispanic families at Visitation.”
"These schools deserve to be recognized for their efforts to be inclusive communities where all families can find a home and diversity is celebrated as a gift," said Danielle Reyes, President & CEO of Crimsonbridge Foundation.
Georgetown Visitation has partnered with Crimsonbridge since 2018; the awards were given only to schools have partnered with Crimsonbridge for five years or more.
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Rachel Jones '08 said, "I think it is a great honor and privilege to be recognized by Crimsonbridge. In DEI work, partnerships are critical to community building and that's what we hope to model for our students each and every day."