Bishop Stang High School awarded diversity grant

Oct 14, 2019

Bishop Stang High School is introducing a new diversity program into its curriculum thanks to a $12,000 donation. 

The school’s library was awarded a $12,000 federal Library Services and Technology Act grant by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 

With the grant, the school is starting a new diversity project, called “People, Places, and Things: Celebrating Diversity at Bishop Stang High School.” It will focus on reflecting the diverse ethnicities and races in the school. 

The library will host three events over the next two years to support the program: an Open Mic Night with world music, a Book Testing featuring fiction with diverse characters, and a Human Library exhibit. 

Lee Blake, president of the New Bedford Historical Society, and Helena DaSilva Hughes, executive director of the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, will collaborate on the project.