The second year of Equity & Inclusion Cohorts supported 25 organizations along their paths toward equity and inclusion by increasing peer learning through a cohort model and by connecting participants to training resources.
We had four cohorts determined by key organizational needs and current understandings:
In this cohort we work to become intersectional through developing meaningful and science-based understandings of the fundamentals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This cohort focuses on moving from awareness to action by advancing language, skill sets, and DEI toolkits so that we can push through personal, organizational and systemic barriers to achieve more inclusive teams, organizations and coalitions.
This cohort works with Coalition of Communities of Color to engage in an organizational equity assessment and develop tools to implement the findings.
This cohort support organizations already deep into their DEI journeys. It focuses on supporting integration of DEI into organizational culture, policies, practices and programming.
The cohort program is a joint effort of all the trainers and providers: Derron Coles and Lauren Gottfredson (DRC Learning Solutions), Marcus Mundy and Dani Ledezma (Coalition of Communities of Color), and Cliff Jones, Sara Curiel Paez and Alexis Millett (Capacity Building Partnerships). The program is made possible by The Intertwine Alliance with the support of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Year Two Participants
Awareness Raising Cohort
- USDA Forest Service
- Hoyt Arboretum Friends
- New Buildings Institute
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Northwest Trail Alliance
Change Agent Cohort
- City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
- World Salmon Council
- Sauvie Island Center
- Mount St. Helens Institute
- Multnomah Education Service District - Outdoor School
- Sandy River Watershed Council
- Confluence Environmental Center
- Waste Management
- Environmental Education Association of Oregon
- Earth Advantage
- Northwest Earth Institute
- Friends of Trees
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
- Columbia Land Trust
- The Street Trust
- The Intertwine Alliance