DEI Diversity Equity & Inclusion: A Regional Call to Action



Event is open to nonprofits located in southeastern and eastern CT only.

Note: Upon event registration, attendees will be asked to complete a brief survey (one survey per organization) about their organization’s board and staff demographics. Aggregated data from the survey will be shared at the event.

Workshop Summary

This Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshop will help a group of nonprofit board chairs and executives gain and develop knowledge, skills, and practical tools, and resources that can be used to help advance their organizations’ DEI goals. Our intention is to answer critical questions that nonprofit leaders face including:

  • How do we define diversity, inclusion, and equity?
  • Why is diversity important to us?
  • How might diversity & inclusion increase our ability to serve our mission and communities?
  • Who will guide our efforts?
  • What external resources might be useful as we move forward?

Guest Speaker & Workshop Facilitator- Jamal Jimerson of Minority Inclusion Project

The changing demographics of our country are creating a workforce more diverse than ever. With that diversity comes the need for nonprofit, foundation, commission and corporate boards to be more inclusive and more representative of the communities and customers they serve. Diverse governing boards can help institutions better align themselves with the communities they serve, stimulate dialogue and innovation, improve strategic thinking and decision-making and expand networks of dedicated talent.

Jamal Jimerson is the Founder/Executive Director of Minority Inclusion Project Inc. He has worked for over 15 years in public service across Connecticut.  Jamal started his career as an AmeriCorps ambassador while in college and spent the first five years of his post-graduate career working in public, charter, and independent schools.  Driven by a desire to mobilize youth, families, and communities of color, Jamal was mentored into leadership for community-based nonprofit organizations across Connecticut, including Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.

This event is co-hosted by the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition and the Community Foundation of Eastern CT with support from Dominion Energy.






This event is part of the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition’s Rising Tide Series.  





Support for the Cultural Coalition and the Rising Tide Series comes from:






Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund and our donors.

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