At CBC, our diversity is our strength. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are engrained in our DNA and reflects our Lasallian mission of making a quality Catholic education available to all students.
Our purpose is to champion everyone’s right to be happy, educated, healthy and living one’s best life. We will always strive to nurture a diverse and highly engaged environment where everyone is included in every process, and everyone is treated with dignity, respect, and equality.
Guided by Faith
“Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.” This statement encompasses our lives. We recognize that all people are inherently good and with the grace of God, forgiveness, understanding and wisdom can come from all our differences that make us humans. Jesus ultimately summarizes the Greatest Commandment to demonstrate how love motivates action. Loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind is the template for loving your neighbor as yourself. In Luke 10:25-37, Jesus illustrates the act of neighborly love in the parable of the Good Samaritan in the face of ethnic tension. Neighbor love seeks to intervene, serve, advocate, and sacrifice for others. The beauty of these acts reflects a beautiful God. Beautiful acts of mercy are tangible evidence of God’s kindness to others in response to receiving love from God.
Strengthened by Intellect
At CBC we fight racial division, racial tension and racial bias from an intellectual standpoint which adds true objectivity to our DEI process. Using the rules of argumentation to minimize the immediate emotional responses and outcomes will create honor in midst of those tough discussions. Many arguments focus on the color of a person, or the color of a particular group. An intellectual argument focuses on the problem or objective conclusion in the argument. The various types of ad hominem arguments focus on the fallaciousness of putting the questioner under scrutiny and not the argument. Using the ideology of Strengthened by Intellect, during those tough arguments, we encourage our students to build a process of discovering the truth, therefore a habit of foregoing blaming, complaining, and defending one’s hatred and bad behavior.
Committed to Justice
Baptist pastor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. captures the essence of neighborly love in a sermon titled “Man’s Sin, God’s Grace.” He said, “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you cannot be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” Echoing Dr. King, the interconnectedness of community is only accentuated in the body of Christ. The members of the body are dependent on each other so that what affects one, affects the whole. This connectedness requires believers be attuned to the individual and collective health of the body of Christ. Racism threatens that health and is an enduring stain that must be expunged.
Prepared to Lead and Serve
True leaders change the world. Our CBC leaders lead by example in our community, while using their Christian values to serve the community which is a long time tradition established by our founder, John Baptist De LaSalle. “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him”-Proverbs 16:7