Cultural Inclusion Program
The Cultural Inclusion Program for Non-profit Boards addresses the fact that over 74% of Lawrence is Latino; however the overwhelming majority of the city’s non-profit Board members are white with minimal ties to the city. Yet, there is a growing number of young, savvy “minority” professionals who have a rich understanding of Lawrence and possess the necessary skills and passion to assume leadership roles on our non-profit Boards.
The Program Goals are to recruit, train, place, retain and engage new Board members who have the professional skills needed by Boards and reflect the demographic of the community.
Our program emphasizes that diversity is more than a checkbox. Therefore our Board trainings include facilitated dialogue on creating Board cultures that are welcoming and inclusive, so that all have a voice at the table.
Participation in this program is by application only. Call 978-604-8803 for more information.
Board placement involves a 3-phase process.
1. Preliminary Screening
|"Minority Recruits" must:;
||Participating non-profits must:
2. Workshops on Board Governance and Inclusion
3. Board Matches
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