The Becoming Community Initiative, funded through a $600,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation, aims to create transformative inclusion among faculty, staff, monastics, students, alumni, and community partners at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU).
At the heart of this work is the idea that inclusion requires a transformative, instead of a merely additive, process wherein our community is necessarily reformed and enriched through deep engagement among all members. Thus, true inclusion is not an end goal, but an ongoing process as we engage continually in becoming an inclusive community.
We aim to provide the members of our community with the tools to create space for all to be heard and for all to thrive. We seek to create a place where more people can feel authentic, recognized, accepted, and wanted.