The Long Branch Public Schools Office of DEI is proud to bring you segments that highlights Alumni, community members and district stakeholders from every corner of the Green Wave World. To share their story with you in a "DEI MINUTE"

Know someone The DEI Minute should speak to? We would love to hear from you at lbdei@longbranch.k12.nj.us

The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion is happy to bring you the DEI Minute, where LBPS alumni, community members, and stakeholders will share their stories. Meet Monmouth County CIACC Coordinator, Pamela Major!

Tues July 27, 2021

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Summer is in full swing, the weather is beautiful and kids want to swim! The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is working to make that happen, offering free swim lessons and water safety classes for third- grade students in Long Branch at the city’s new community pool at Pleasure Bay Park...

Continued: https://www.ahherald.com/2021/07/27/ymca-makes-a-splash-in-long-branch-with-free-swim-lessons/


Sun April 11, 2021

(CNN) As the summer of 2020 forced the nation to confront racism, students of color in New Jersey were sounding the alarm on the racist bullying they had been facing daily, and Democratic Assemblywoman Carol A. Murphy was intent on listening. While attending Black Lives Matter protests and a virtual meeting with parents and students from high schools across her district, Murphy took mental notes that would help her outline a new law. All public schools in New Jersey are now required to teach diversity, inclusion, and equality courses in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. "I listened (to students), watched them, and learned from them. All those times helped me define what this bill was ... Students and parents (concerned with racist bullying) really solidified me to bring this bill forward," Murphy told CNN. The law passed in the New Jersey legislature earlier this year and was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy (no relation to the assemblywoman) on March 1. It will take effect in the 2021-2022 school year...

Continued: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/us/schools-new-jersey-new-law-unconscious-bias/index.html

Our Partners at NJ Literacy of Monmouth County Currently work with two district schools : Anastasia Elementary School and GLC Elementary. Parents and community members are learning English online for free from home.

Go To the Buddy and Me web portal here :

The Long Branch Public Schools & Monmouth University Buddy Program is in its 6th year and succeeded through out the pandemic.

A successful partnership bringing opportunities to students at all levels.

The Art of Storytelling is an ancient practice across all cultures of the world and it is alive and well. Monmouth University students performed the art as part of their course work for appreciative Grade 6 students via zoom thanks to a partnership with the Office of DEI of Long Branch Public Schools.