Diversity Statement

Friends’ Central School strives to be a deeply respectful and loving environment rooted in Quaker values and committed to supporting individuals to have what they need to thrive. We recognize that some members of our community may face barriers due to their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class background, religion, ability, family structure, and other social identities. We are engaged in an ongoing journey to become more aware of these barriers and provide opportunities and programming that foster greater equity and create an increasingly healthy, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone.

Grounded in Quaker tradition and practice, we strive to embody our commitment to justice and equity through our policies, practices and the culture we build together. We call upon all members of our community - faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni/ae - to join us.

Equity Update from Erica Snowden


Messages related to DEI work

News & Announcements

Erica Snowden

Erica Snowden

Director of Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion

We were thrilled to welcome Erica to the FCS community in July 2020. As a member of the Friends' Central senior administrative team, Erica will oversee equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts school-wide.

Erica comes to FCS from Greene Street Friends School, where she  served in a number of roles since 2012, including Dean of the Lower School, Learning Specialist, and Diversity Clerk. Erica is a nationally recognized expert in the field of diversity and inclusion. She has published widely and is frequently asked to present at national and local conferences. Before joining the Greene Street Friends community, Erica was Dean of Students at Friends School in Detroit. Erica holds an MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA degree from Marygrove College, and a BS degree from Lincoln University.