Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity at The Trustees
Our commitment to Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity (DBIE) is deeply grounded in the Trustees’ mission to protect and share Massachusetts’ iconic places - for the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives. Not for some. But for everyone. Forever. Our overarching DBIE vision is to create inclusive spaces of belonging for Trustees staff, members, volunteers, and communities across our organization and 120 plus properties. Realizing this vision, bringing to life the essence of creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome is a journey. A journey for us as an organization and for each of us as individuals. As we share our aspirations for what we can achieve on this journey, we also acknowledge this is a long-term commitment that requires continuous learning, growth, and improvement.
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The Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity Roadmap provides an overarching vision for creating inclusive spaces of belonging for Trustees staff, members, volunteers, and communities across our organization and 120 plus properties.
Realizing this vision, bringing to life the essence of creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome is a journey.
We are working hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy the places we care for, and we continue to create solutions for accessibility. Today we offer accessible trails and other features at some properties, as well as adaptive equipment at certain locations.
We are actively searching for ways to make Trustees properties more accessible to all individuals. Here’s how to find out which properties are near public transportation.
While many of the Trustees properties are free and open to the public, some properties, parking, and programs have a fee associated with them. The Trustees offers free or reduced admission to many of these properties for veterans, active military, seniors, and economically disadvantaged individuals and families. We offer several programs to allow free admission to our cultural sites and properties.
Join us in celebrating diverse cultures! From Brazilian martial arts lessons, LGBTQ-friendly events, family dance parties, art exhibitions to medicinal herb workshops and so much more.
The Trustees offers food resources to many of our communities. The Mobile Farmers Market travels to neighborhoods with many different immigrant populations, who have unique, but sometimes overlapping cooking traditions.
Boston Community Gardens consist of 56 gardens across eight Boston neighborhoods transform city landscapes and build community.
Learn more about how we work alongside communities and with community partners.
We care for and protect many sites where many of the deepest histories remain largely unknown. We are committed to educating ourselves and sharing what we learn.