We are proud to announce that The Trustees has been named a Universal Participant (UP) Designated Organization by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The Trustees received this designation as a result of completing the MCC’s Innovative Learning Network program in June. The UP Designation is a distinction awarded by Mass Cultural Council to organizations for their demonstrated commitment and engagement in exemplary inclusive practices.
UP Designated organizations are a growing cohort of leaders and innovators in the field who serve to inspire other organizations. They have demonstrated a commitment to learn, take action, and embrace inclusivity as a core organizational value and possess behaviors that reflect the aspirations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our UP Designation certifies that The Trustees:
- Provides training about inclusive culture
- Engages user/experts to inform decision making and to develop policies and programs
- Coordinates and integrates a vision of inclusion throughout the entire organization
- Innovates through creative problem solving
We are excited about what this designation signals and to continue to expand our efforts to make our special places more physically accessible and welcoming for everyone.