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New Haven, CT (August 31, 2021) The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Foundation) is excited to announce the members of the first BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color) Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership program. The new career development program was conceived in early 2021 as part of The Foundation’s Stepping Forward commitment to help the Greater New Haven community recover from the impact of COVID-19 and to advance racial equity throughout the region.
“Recognizing that current nonprofit executive leaders are retiring, we saw an opportunity to help create a pipeline for new, more diverse leadership. This program intentionally focuses on building leadership and practical skills of people of color who are already part of the local nonprofit workforce and aspire to senior positions,” says Jackie Downing, Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Support at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
The program framework was designed by co-leads: Dr. David Garvey, Director of the University of Connecticut (UConn) Department of Public Policy’s Nonprofit Leadership Program and Management Consultant Cynthia Rojas, along with adjunct instructor topic experts and seasoned practitioners. CONTINUE READING