The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (TCM) values all people. TCM commits to
creating a long-term Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive (DEAI) culture to help build
the community we aspire to live in. The Museum is also committed to serving as a safe,
welcoming, and engaging community resource, to working for justice and human rights, and doing
its part to improve DEAI within its community, including a commitment to educate children and
families about anti-racism. TCM is proud of the progress it has made. However, the Museum must
Create a more racially diverse workplace and foster a culture that values, respects, and
celebrates the differences of each individual.
Focus Area: Workplace, Prosperity
The Museum pledges to strengthen our efforts to source and hire diverse staff, volunteer, and
intern candidates at all levels of the organization and increase racial diversity among our staff
and volunteer groups. We have set the expectation that every staff member and volunteer will
engage in on-going education about the value of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion and
the role we each must play to advance these values at the Museum.
Increase spending with Black-, women-, and minority-owned businesses.
Focus Areas: Workplace, Prosperity
TCM will expand its work with women- and minority-owned businesses, including Black-owned
businesses, with an emphasis on locally owned enterprises. Partners and products that demonstrate
a commitment to DEAI will be given priority. Projects over $1M will require diverse spending goals
and will be a focus of both the primary contractor and sub-contractor for projects of all sizes.
On projects larger than $3M, goal setting for minority- and women-owned businesses will happen in
consultation with the primary contractor and diverse business community.
Provide extraordinary family learning experiences that educate our community about systemic
Focus Areas: Education
As an international leader in the field of family learning, it is incumbent upon The Children’s
Museum of Indianapolis to do its part to improve DEAI within its ever-expanding community. This
includes an ongoing commitment to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that address
both historical and current issues of systemic racism and encourage intergenerational
conversations about the importance of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
To accomplish these initiatives and make lasting change, The Children’s Museum is willing to
embrace new ideas, confront our own biases, have authentic conversations, invest resources, and
acknowledge it’s okay to feel uncomfortable while doing so.
Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.