The Avalon Foundation Diversity Initiative was launched in June of 2020 in order to both focus and intesify the Foundation's efforts to build a stronger, more equitable and welcoming community which actively engages people of color. The Initialtive includes as its starting goals:
- Expand our performing and visual arts programming in our local schools with a focus on the inclusion of Black and Hispanic children and provide scholarships for all Avalon fee-based children’s programs,
- Actively recruit minority students for the Avalon internship program,
- Expand the use of Mid-shore Community TV to include more diverse content, including from African American organizations and other minority groups in our community, and
- Provide educational and cultural programming that combats racism and discrimination by promoting understanding and respect among people from all backgrounds in our community.
We consider it an honor to serve our diverse community and don’t take our responsibility lightly.