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Parents Employee Resource Collaborative (PERC)

Focus and Mission

PERC focuses on the needs of working parents at Tufts University. Membership is open to anyone who is a parent-to-be, parent, foster parent, guardian, grandparent or caregiver of children.

Our mission is to provide a forum for seeking and sharing resources that will increase our work/life balance, our ability to advocate for ourselves within the university community, our awareness of relevant community events, and our parenting skills. In this vein, we provide support and share resources on a variety of topics including but not limited to COVID-19; working remotely during hybrid schooling; talking with children about racial bias; parenting skills; work-life balance; finding quality care and schools; navigating school; care after school, during school breaks, and in the summer; understanding children's development; children with special needs; cyberbullying; nutrition, allergies, and other health-related topics; events; social media use; safety; and so on.

Staff Chair: June Goldstein

Faculty and Staff eList

Hi! We are so glad you are interested in learning more about the Parent Employee Resource Collaborative (PERC). If you are also interested in being added to PERC please email June Goldstein, the Human Resources Benefits Specialist who focuses on dependent care, at June.Goldstein@tufts.edu with the subject 'ERG Faculty/Staff e-List' and let us know you would like to receive news and emails from us!

Tufts Black Faculty & Staff Alliance (BFSA)

Focus and Mission

The Tufts Black Faculty & Staff Alliance aims to increase the inclusion of Black employees by providing the opportunity to connect, share expertise and mentor, increase opportunities for professional development and gather data regarding Tufts commitment to progress through diversity, collaboration and inclusiveness. Our objective is to:

  • Promote diversity and create an inclusive, welcoming community to help employees feel supported
  • Foster individual and collective growth
  • Serve as a home base and resource to employees for networking, professional development and advancement of Blacks at Tufts University

Staff Co-Chairs: Katrina Moore and Montez Paschall

Faculty and Staff e-List

Hi! We are so glad you are interested in learning more about the Black Faculty & Staff Alliance (BFSA). If you are also interested in being added to the BFSA e-list please email our Staff Co-Chair Katrina Moore – Katrina.Moore@tufts.edu with the subject 'ERG Faculty/Staff eList' and let us know you would like to receive news and emails from us!

 

Tufts PRIDE Caucus

Focus and Mission

Tufts Pride Caucus is an affinity group for faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQIA*. We aim to build connections and support within and around the LGBTQIA* community at Tufts through networking and advocacy. Our principal goal is to increase workplace wellness and pride for members of the LGBTQIA* community employed at Tufts. Tufts Pride Caucus furthermore commits itself to promoting and maintaining an inclusive campus culture which respects people of all backgrounds, genders, and identities.

*L (lesbian), G (gay), B (bisexual), T (trans), Q (queer), I (intersex), A (asexual)

Faculty and Staff e-List

Email TuftsPrideCaucus@tufts.edu to join our eList and get access to our Canvas course for the latest  Announcements and Discussions!

Tufts Asian and Asian American Affinity Group (TAAAAG)

Focus and Mission

The Tufts Asian and Asian American Affinity Group (“TAAAAG”) convened in 2018 as an initiative of the Tufts Human Resources department. Since then, it has evolved to be an employee-led informal group that meets quarterly. The purpose of TAAAAG is to serve as a social and professional network for Tufts faculty and staff whose families originate from Asia and Pacific Islander regions and immigrated to the United States recently or many generations ago.

Faculty and Staff e-List

Hi! We are so glad you are interested in learning more about TAAAAG. If you would like to be added to the TAAAG e-list please sign-up here or email tufts-aaaag-request@elist.tufts.edu with the subject 'ERG Faculty/Staff e-List' and let us know you would like to receive news and emails from us!

Color of Us (CoU)

Focus and Mission

The Color of Us (CoU) was created by a group of Black Tufts staff members on the Boston campus to address the lack of diversity and inclusion resources available to Black students, staff, and faculty on the Tufts Medical Campus. CoU aims to collaborate with Medford-based Tufts organizations to foster cross-campus inclusion initiatives that celebrate all Black identities represented in the Tufts community.

CoU’s pilot event was Sep 26, 2019. With support from Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Joyce Sackey, we hosted a Black faculty/staff after-work mixer event in downtown Boston. CoU envisions bridging geographic, historic, and cultural differences within the African diaspora to nurture inclusion among People of Color and beyond. Through mentorship workshops, volunteer activities, and keynote speaker events, CoU aims to invigorate diversity programming on the Boston campus as is consistent with the Tufts T10 Strategic Plan, Theme Three: Engaging and Celebrating Commonalities and Differences.

Staff Co-Chairs: Christopher McNeal & Bahiya Mutebi Nasuuna

Faculty and Staff e-List

Hi! We are so glad you are interested in learning more about Color of Us (CoU). If you are also interested in being added to the CoU e-list please email colorofus@elist.tufts.edu with the subject 'ERG Faculty/Staff eList' and let us know you would like to receive news and emails from us!

Pa’lante Tufts Latinx+ Faculty & Staff Alliance

Focus and Mission 

Pa’lanteis a group for faculty, staff and administrators who identify as Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx and Hispanic (Latinx+) to come together as a community. We understand that the Latinx+ community is not a monolith and we welcome Latinidad in all its forms, from English or Spanish only, Spanglish, bilingual, Creole or Nahuatl to the smell of tostones, tamales, or freshly brewed tinto. We aim to foster connections between Latinx+ professionals across the Tufts community via social events, mentoring, advocacy and other professional development opportunities. Pa’lante (short for “para adelante”) is a colloquial Spanish phrase, particularly in Puerto Rico, which means "onward" or "forward." This group hopes to honor our cultures while moving us forward as a community of professionals.

For more information, please contact Marvin Casasola, Director of the Latinx Center, at marvin.casasola@tufts.edu.

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