On February 3rd and 4th, a committed group of 63 parents, community leaders, administrators, and Board of Education members from the component districts of the Sewanhaka Central High School District met at H. Frank Carey High School to embark on a journey toward building the cultural proficiency of our school district and communities. This group spent two full days engaging in thought provoking conversations about the cultural proficiency continuum, the ladder of assumptions, and the implicit bias that all people inherently have. Through discussion and connection protocols the group found over the course of the two days that when we take the time to really get to know one another we understand one another’s perspective and cultures better and realized that our differences are not as great as our commonalities. A very big thank you to the District Cultural Proficiency Team for committing their time and energies to this important work. The District looks forward to many positive outcomes and changes as a result of the conversations and ideas that were generated during the training.