Diversity Statement

Friends’ Central School seeks to cultivate a community of diverse individuals who are respected and affirmed as they engage in learning and other school experiences. We strive to create a community of belonging where members of FCS can bring their authentic selves to campus, embracing all identities, including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, class, religion, disability, family structure, nationality, and other social identities. We are engaged in an ongoing journey to confront and unlearn bias both personally and collectively so we can become a more equitable, anti-bias school.                              

Fundamental to the Religious Society of Friends' testimony and practice is our commitment to embodying our values through the policies, practices and culture we build together. We call upon all members of our community — faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni/ae — to join us in this work.

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.