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Public Event

Advancing Racial Equity Through Organizational Change: Webinar


May 7, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM




As part of the Boston Foundation’s Nonprofit Effectiveness work to advance racial equity within our sector, the Boston Foundation has partnered with YW Boston over the last two years to support ten nonprofit organizations to participate in InclusionBoston. InclusionBoston brings staff and leadership together to have meaningful conversations about racial and ethnic identity within the workplace and to create action plans to reach their organization’s racial equity goals.

Please join the Boston Foundation and YW Boston for a lunchtime webinar during which we will present results from InclusionBoston, hear from nonprofit leaders actively working to advance racial equity at their organizations, and share recommendations, challenges, and promising practices for this work. Whether you’re considering a similar approach, actively leading a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative, or new to the topic entirely, we invite you to learn with us.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jennifer Aronson, Associate Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation

Presentation of Report
Kemarah Sika, Vice President for Programs, YW Boston

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Beth Chandler, President & CEO, YW Boston (Moderator)
Yi-Chin Chen, Executive Director, Friends of the Children-Boston
Imari K. Paris Jeffries, Executive Director, Parenting Journey
Jim Klocke, CEO, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

For questions, please contact Michelle Hinkle at