The Open Center has always fostered a commitment to diversity. We actively seek to enroll families and hire staff from diverse backgrounds, but ,due to changing demographics in the area, it is becoming more of a challenge to attract families from other cultures. In past years our broad reach has brought staff and families to Open Center from countries including Brazil, Cambodia, China, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, Portugal, the Republic of Congo and Uganda. Our work with children includes an extensive library of picture books to promote learning about the experiences of people from a variety of backgrounds.