Global Community Committee

The German School Brooklyn, Global Community Committee, is a joint committee comprised of teachers, administrators and families of children who attend GSB. We are committed to building a community to foster peaceful young citizens of the world who are thoughtful and can appreciate multiple perspectives. We represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond  with regard to  race, ethnicity and culture, family structure, gender, socio-economic status, personal identity and religion. With the support of the school leadership the committee explores areas of cross-culturalism, anti-bias learning and the principles of inclusivity to encourage opportunities for students, teachers, staff and families at GSB to grow their understanding of the world.

The Global Community Committee meets twice each semester. Goals of the GCC include to agree upon common definitions of race and racism, explore aspects of racial identity development, and learn how children in particular see race. Trained experts facilitate these meetings to help our school community practice how to address race related conversations clearly, age appropriately, and with the intention of advocating for racial equity. GSB is proud to work alongside our families to create a welcoming and informed school community.