NYC FIRST is committed to ending systemic and persistent racism. While the community we serve is highly diverse, representing the broad spectrum of race, ethnicity and gender of New York City, NYC FIRST can and will do more to diversify its staff and its Board of Directors. As we have written previously, we continue to be profoundly moved by the many voices rising for justice and fairness for the Black community and other communities of color. Our commitment to working with students of color has been a pillar of our work for years, and it will remain central to everything we do. But again, we can and will do more to address shortcomings within our own organization. We remain firm in our commitment to effect change for our community and for ourselves.
Michael ZIgman, CEO