Intertwine Alliance Equity & Inclusion Cohorts engage organizations in an ongoing learning community focused on dismantling institutional racism in our sector. The goal is to build capacity and to bring equity work to scale across a broad and diverse array of organizations through an ongoing peer-learning and support platform.
**Please note that the timeline & offerings have changed**
Running February 2024 through September 2024
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: Register with this Expression of Interest form by Friday, Dec. 8!**
We are excited to launch our sixth year in a row of Intertwine Alliance Equity & Inclusion Cohorts. This program supports environmental organizations in developing interpersonal and organizational antiracist mindsets and actions. Through three simultaneous cohorts, this eight-month program uses a community-of-practice model in which each organization will receive both peer-to-peer and diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) specialist coaching to foster more inclusive environmental practices and advance equitable access to nature throughout The Intertwine region.
The 2024 cohorts will be the last round of cohorts for the next two years. With 71 different organizations and 295 people having participated in the cohort program out of our ~80-partner coalition, it is time to evolve what the program brings to the coalition. During the hiatus, Intertwine Alliance Co-Director Theresa Huang and Equity Cohort Facilitators DRC Learning Solutions and Capacity Building Partnerships will reevaluate and restructure the program to meet the coalition’s new challenges and needs. We highly encourage you to take up this opportunity before the program goes on a break if you were thinking about joining but have not signed up yet!
This year's cohorts will be:
- Change Agent
- BIPOC Leadership Peer Group
Click here for cohort descriptions and costs.
- Registration closes Friday, Dec. 8. We ask that each person registering fill out this Expression of Interest form.
- Cohorts will kick-off in February 2024.
Please reach out Co-Director Theresa Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up a 30-minute meeting to explore whether the cohorts can support you and your organizations' DEIJ goals.
Thank you to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation and Columbia Bank for funding this important work through the years.