Asian Festival Celebrates Diversity of Culture, Unity of Community

Asian Festival Celebrates Diversity of Culture, Unity of Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2018) Madison Heights, MI- Simply publishing a list of the organizations that participated in Saturday’s Asian Festival in Madison Heights would show the rich diversity that exists within the Asian American community. And yet, it would also barely scratch the surface.…

Residents Form Greater Rochester Area Inclusion Network (GRAIN)

Residents Form Greater Rochester Area Inclusion Network (GRAIN) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 21, 2017) Rochester Hills, MI – Nearly 200 residents of the Rochester Area met on April 18 for a potluck to share updates about the five committees of the Great Rochester Area Inclusion Network (GRAIN). The group is a non-partisan, non-religious affiliated group …

Sister School in China to Offer Unique Opportunity…

Sister School in China to Offer Unique Opportunity for Van Hoosen Students (Rochester Schools Press Release, Feb. 27, 2016) ROCHESTER, Mich. – For the first time, Rochester Community Schools will be providing fifteen eighth and ninth-grade students with the opportunity to travel to China with six staff members.  These students will be immersed in the…

Race in Community Project Asks: What Does Diversity in Ferndale Mean?

Race in Community Project Asks:  What Does Diversity in Ferndale Mean? (Guest View by Kathleen LaTosch, Dec. 1, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Everyone says diversity is good for us. Business leaders expound upon the economic benefits of having a diverse workforce – the creativity, the increased problem-solving ability. Liberals say it’s “the right thing to…

NCRC#1: Diversity and Prosperity Integrate Well in Oak Park, Illinois

NCRC#1: Diversity and Prosperity Integrate Well in Oak Park, Illinois (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2015) This is part of our series of stories from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference in Washington DC from March 25-28, 2015. Learn more at www.ncrc.org. As part of the National Coalition Reinvestment Coalitions Annual Conference in Washington DC,…

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget (Guest Column by Kathleen LaTosch, March 26, 2015)   I’ve been worried about the diversity problem in my nonprofit organization for a while.  I’m the #2 person, my Executive Director is a little aloof about these issues – he’s ultimately worried that our…

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget (Guest Column by Kathleen LaTosch, March 26, 2015)   I’ve been worried about the diversity problem in my nonprofit organization for a while.  I’m the #2 person, my Executive Director is a little aloof about these issues – he’s ultimately worried that our…