Braintree, MA (June 5, 2020) – A Statement from Karen Fish-Will, Principal & CEO & Melissa Fish-Crane, Principal & COO Regarding the Murder of George Floyd
We believe Black Lives Matter.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and stand against systemic racism.
For many, the pain, sorrow, and outrage unfolding across America is unlike anything we have witnessed in our lifetimes. Thanks to your feedback, we have come to understand that this is the very pain, sorrow and outrage that has burdened communities of color for generations. We also understand, that while we do not know what is like to be a person of color in America, we are committed to listening.
- We are committed to becoming allies for communities of color.
- We are committed to educating ourselves.
- We are committed to doing the hard work, not just today but in the future.
- We are committed to being part of the change that needs to happen.
- We are committed to action.
In the coming weeks, we will share our plans for the path forward. For now, know that we will begin with staff trainings on structural racism and a process of self-examination to ensure that we are part of the solution, today and in the future.
Our father was a great listener and it is in that spirit that we welcome feedback from anyone who feels comfortable sharing their stories, thoughts and ideas with us.
We have always operated guided by a shared mission “to put the home in housing”. To us, home means not one but many things; it is somewhere where we are safe, loved, respected, and cared for. And, true to our mission, we will not stop our work until all people feel that safety, love, respect and concern equally.