BLEND Dinner

Over three hundred community members gathered for a “Taste of Burke’s.”
Burke’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Office, in tandem with the Parents’ Association’s Inclusivity and Community Building Committee (ICBC) created an unforgettable BLEND event. 
Burke’s families, faculty, and staff gathered in the Campus Center to enjoy food and desserts from a variety of traditions. Students had a passport to track connections with different community members as they learned about the desserts. Their “sweet” travels took them to China, Japan, and the Philippines, then off to Turkey, Ukraine, Germany, and Ireland, and onwards to Colombia, El Salvador and many more countries!  One student got 25 different members of the Burke's community to sign her passport! 
BLEND is a beloved community tradition and a wonderful way to start the year. As a community, Burke’s seeks to celebrate each person’s similarities and differences with the ongoing intent of strengthening our connection with each other. 
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.
Burke's admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.