Celebrating Black History Month at ACA: African Americans and the Arts
As we step into February, ACA proudly joins in the celebration of Black History Month, a time focused on honoring the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. This year, our spotlight shines on the theme "African Americans and the Arts," a rich tapestry of culture, expression, and resilience.
In partnership with our Connected Black Professional Employee Resource Group (CBP ERG), ACA is excited to embark on a month-long journey of education, reflection, and engagement. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and empowerment resonates deeply as we explore the intersection of African American heritage and artistic expression.
During the month of February, ACA’s CBP ERG will be helping ACA dive into history by hosting LaShanna Leonard, a multi-faceted artist, filmmaker, and wellness educator for a firm-wide presentation. The presentation will highlight the profound impact of African American artists in history, memory preservation, and community empowerment!
Our CBP ERG will also help ACA focus on engagement and empowerment within our communities. Joshua Ellis, founder of the InspireGOOD non-profit foundation, will host a small group session to further shine a light on volunteerism and its lasting impact on our communities. The CBP ERG has partnered with ACA’s Book Club ERG for engaging discussions about the book Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.
At ACA, we understand the importance of providing a platform for our employees to connect, engage, and advocate for meaningful change. Our CBP ERG serves as a catalyst for dialogue, support, and professional development for our Black employees, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued. From sharing experiences to addressing systemic challenges, this group embodies our commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace.
As we celebrate African Americans and the arts, we look forward to honoring and supporting a rich heritage and celebrating diversity, creativity, and resilience. Our employees are at the forefront of everything we do. Together, we celebrate Black History Month and continue to create a workplace where everyone thrives.
Our Commitment to Excellence
At the heart of ACA's culture are our core values, guiding principles that shape our actions and define our identity:
- Transforming through Innovation: We embrace change and empower our people to innovate solutions that address evolving challenges.
- Delivering Excellence Consistently: We take pride in the quality of our work, client service, and the integrity of our team.
- Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable for our actions, learn from our mistakes, and strive for results.
- Motivating Talent to Grow: We invest in recruiting and nurturing great talent from diverse backgrounds, fostering a culture of growth and success.
Learn more about our culture at ACA.
About ACA's Connected Black Professionals Employee Resource Group
Established in 2021, our Connected Black Professionals employee resource group was created to provide a platform for black employees to engage directly with one another on a regular basis and discuss any issues that may be relevant to their professional career at ACA. The group also provides an avenue to collectively share concerns with ACA leadership about ways black employees can be better served at ACA.
ACA’s employee resource groups foster positive and inclusive environments for all employees and provide an opportunity to build relationships.