Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools For All Children & Families

HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier professional development program dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools by embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ- and gender-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.

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Back to School with HRC and Welcoming Schools

Start the school year off strong with our helpful resources! Follow all month long for new content every week! 

Resources For Your School

Find books for your classroom, ready-to-use lesson plans, and ways to create a more welcoming school community. See All Resources

Looking for someone to come to your school?

We have facilitators across the country ready to deliver professional development modules to improve your school's climate!

Our Films

Both of our films are geared toward educators and administrators to help create more inclusive schools.


We would like to thank our generous sponsors, without whom our work would not be possible.