The time has come for me to bid farewell. It’s been quite a ride and a true pleasure to engage in this incredibly important work in collaboration with you all in some capacity, even if indirectly. Exactly five years ago, I was the first staff member intentionally brought on board to support an organizational shift of focus to ground in racial equity and intersectional social justice specifically within the field of education. Therefore, when I began this journey with Campus Compact, we – as an organization - had only just begun our own intentional journey down our own racial equity roadmap. And in 5 years, with the intentional addition of dedicated and passionate staff, we have really begun to model our stated values and walk our talk. What a journey, and really, for Campus Compact of Oregon, it has only just begun. Our current Campus Compact crew is absolutely incredible, I have no doubt that they will accomplish amazing feats in this journey toward racial and educational equity.
For me on the other hand, I’ll be moving to Atlanta, GA to live close to my family and turn the page on a new chapter of my life and development. I will be shifting focus a bit with respect to employment, and looking into new avenues to do this work. Staring with a racial equity consulting group that I co-founded last year (so let me know if you’re looking for equity facilitation!). That said, any path that I wander down, I will bring the knowledge, skills and wisdom that I have gained at Campus Compact OR and in community with you all with me to whatever future position I may hold.
Thank you all for your collaboration and partnership in this work! Really, Campus Compact is composed of all of us, and you all are the reason that the amazing work in our community is accomplished. It's been a true honor to walk this past with you.
Please keep in touch!
Kaycie López Jones
(206)947-7097 – cell number