EDJE Initiatives/
Resources

Initiatives

  • EDJE Committee sponsored School Supply Drive in August

    Westrum Development Company’s Equity, Diversity, Justice, and Education (EDJE) committee sponsored a Back to School supply drive for the three communities in which Luxor Lifestyle Apartments are currently leasing. Each drive location received a $200 donation from the Westrum organization as well as addition supplies from residents and employees. School age children from Philadelphia, Phoenixville, and the North Penn area will benefit from these efforts this coming school year.

  • Westrum Development Company celebrated Juneteenth in Phoenixville, PA

    Westrum Development Company marked Juneteenth with an interactive,  historical reenactment provided by the African American Museum of Philadelphia. The reenactment took place at the newly opened Luxor  Phoenixville community at 723 Wheatland St . Afterwards Westrum team members volunteered at Anne’s Heart in downtown Phoenixville.

  • Westrum Development Company's Director of Marketing, Shenika McCloud, participated in Big Picture Philadelphia's 2022 Mock Interview Day at Vaux High School in Philadelphia on May 5.

    Dozens of students and mentors participated in the program aimed at giving 9th and 10th graders valuable interview experience. Learn how you can be a part of student enrichment programing like this contact by contacting  Big Picture Philadelphia today.

  • Westrum EDJE Educational Series - Marginalized Group Perspectives - Part 2

    Westrum Development Company’s EDJE Committee facilitator, Diane Campanile, conducts educational interviews…

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  • Westrum EDJE Educational Series - Marginalized Group Perspectives - Part 1

    Westrum Development Company’s EDJE Committee facilitator, Diane Campanile, conducts educational interviews.

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  • Westrum Development Company observed Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2022 by assembling meals, living essential packages, and no sew blankets for local homeless in and around Montgomery County.

  • Westrum Employees volunteer at Philabundance

    June 2021  – EDJE Committee members and other Westrum Employees volunteered to pack and sort food donations at the Philabundance center in South Philadelphia. It was certainly time well spent.

  • Westrum Development Company donates $2500 to the Community PArtnership School in Brewerytown to purchase summer reading packets for the students

    Visit Community Partnership School for more ways to contribute to the school.

  • Westrum Development Company showcases the artworks of local elementary children in Brewerytown

  • Westrum Development Company along with other local developers and The Branch Family, LLC hosted a toy and clothing drive and outdoor distribution event for children from the local Robert Morris School in Brewerytown in December

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the annual event was held at The Plaza@31Brewerytown. Approximately 50 children accompanied by parents or grandparents were able to walk away with 3 or 4 gifts, a new or gently used coat, hat, gloves or scarves and a lap desk. In total, Westrum purchased about 40 gifts and 40 lap desks. We also collected about 50 gifts in total from The Hub, The Pointe, 1200 Washington and the corporate office. Everyone was so happy and appreciative.

  • Westrum Development Company's EDJE committee hosted a walk up voter registration event in Brewerytown on September 26.

    Information for first time voters, address changes, mail in ballots, location of area polling places, and other general voting information was available for all walk ups.

Resources

Racism

  • How To Be An Antiracist

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  • Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man

    with Immanuel Acho

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Implicit Bias

  • America Needs All of Us: A Toolkit for Talking about Bias, Race, and Change

    Welcoming America.

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  • Color Blind or Color Brave?

    Ted Talk by Mellody Hobson.

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  • Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable- and that’s Why They Perform Better.

    Harvard Business Review.

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  • How to Overcome our Biases? Walk Boldy Toward Them.

    Tedx Talk by Vernā Myers.

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  • How Diversity Makes Us Smarter.

    Scientific American.

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  • Immaculate Perception.

    Tedx Talk by UCLA law professor Jerry Kang.

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  • Project Implicit (Implicit Association Test).

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  • Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace.

    Diversity Best Practices. Sponsored by Cook Ross.

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  • Using Employees’ Preferred Gender Pronouns.

    SHRM.

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