Diversity is essential to NEIA’s existence as a place of
Innovation. To Innovate you must feel you belong.
As a Human Centered Design community, we work toward
every NEIA innovator belonging.
NEIA Innovators are empowered by Inclusion in a Diverse community, which strives for Equity by putting into Action relevant Social Justice programs.
These are our IDEAS - they are a platform, a springboard; they are not the work. Grounded by this platform, the NEIA community intentionally comes together to do the work.
NEIA adults and students have visible and invisible diversity. Each innovator has an individual experience before coming to NEIA; we must start building toward finding our Purpose from here.
Through IDEAS, we build a community that honors all that our students, parents, faculty and staff bring — NEIA is a place where we all belong.
— R. Allen Babcock, Dean of Community Life