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Cultural Responsive 2 day Evaluation

Cultural Responsive 2 day evaluation protected

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Culturally Responsive 2-day Intensives, 2019

At the end of February 2019, BTS organized a 2-day “Have you been to a training focusing on equity before?”
intensive training on culturally responsive practices.
Twenty-one people attended and 18 completed the
survey; the majority (82%) identified as female. Five
people (29%) identified as non-Hispanic white, 24%
as Hispanic, and 41% as non-Hispanic Black. For
many people (41%) this was the first training they did
on the subject. Most attendees (59%) had done a
training on equity before. Of this 59%, 30% did that
training in 2019 and 30% in 2018; 40% did an equity
training a few years ago.

The expectations for the training were high: All
(100%) participants hoped to learn more about their
own role in the equity work, and most (83%) hoped
to obtain tools on how to increase equity in their
organization and about the connection between race and trauma (76%). Only half attended the training to network
(53%) or to learn more about race in Waterbury (50%). Day 1 focused on unpacking racism and day 2 included the
documentary movie Resilience, which addresses the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).

Participants were asked about their perception on the prevalence of racism. Participants indicated if they agreed or
strongly agreed with a statement or if they disagreed or strongly disagreed. Participants could also say they felt
neutral about a certain statement. Nearly all participants (89%) agreed or strongly agreed that speaking about
racism is important and 88% (strongly) disagreed that there is no racism Waterbury (12% agreed with the latter
statement). The majority (82%) of attendees (strongly) agreed that the people they serve experienced racism. Most
(65%) of the attendees disagreed that in Waterbury everyone has equal opportunities (6% agrees). Yet, only 31% of
the attendees disagreed that there is no discrimination in their organization (25% agrees).

Perceived prevalence of racism

I agree that conversations about racism are important 31% 89%
I disagree that there is no racism in Waterbury 88%
I agree that the people I serve experienced racism 65%
I disagree that in Wby everyone has equal…
I disagree that there is no racism in my organization

I agree that I know how to recognize trauma 41%
I agree that the people I experienced trauma


On both days, participants were asked to Satisfaction, by day
rate the quality of the information they
received, the helpfulness of the activities 6%
they participated in, the accessibility of the
presenters, and their overall satisfaction. 29% 38% 29% 29%
Participants were also asked to provide 69% 69% 44% 69%
written comments on a set of four
prompts. The graph shows that there were 71% 63% 50% 71% 71%
more people who felt “very satisfied” on
the second day. On day 1, people were 31% 31% 31%
most satisfied with the accessibility of the
presenter, however there was one person day 1 day 2 day 1 day 2 day 1 day 2 day 1 day 2
who felt dissatisfied about this. On the overall satisfaction
second day, people were least satisfied quality of helpfulnss of accessibility of
about the helpfulness of the activities. information activities presenter

very satisfied satisfied dissatisfied

Day 1, n=17 ∞ day 2 n=8

What is one thing you learned? What is one thing you will still be thinking about tomorrow?

“…understanding how we, people of “How these conversations will change or add to my mindfulness”
color, assist in the manifestation of (day 1)
‘whiteness’” (day 1)
“White supremacy” (day 1)
“That culture is so important in the
classroom” (day 2) “How my ACE score effects my teaching” (day 2)

“How deep the scars go and how easy Do you have any lingering questions?
we can go on to ‘healing’” (day 2)

“Will I be able to teach what I’ve ‘unlearned’ as normal?”
(day 2)

Any additional comments? “How to approach my co-workers with this topic without
major pushback” (day 2)
“Lots of great honest conversations”
(day 1)

“The separation of whites and POC was very While not all participants were 100% satisfied with the

damaging” (day 2) approaches taken to dismantle racism and converse about

“The workshop was GREAT!” (day 2) race, ethnicity, inequality, white supremacy, and racism, most
participant did agree about the importance of that work.

Equity is at the forefront of all the work that BTS does and

continues to be so long as the gaps in academic outcomes between whites and Hispanic

and Black/African American youth remain. Dialogue about ethnic and racial equity is also pivotal in creating a

just community in which everyone can feel valued, heard, and at home.

CREATED MARCH 2019 © 2019

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