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HIRING: Part-Time Development Officer


Put your skills to work and help the Diversity Council achieve our vision of an inclusive community. Position Announcement. Job Description. Apply by December 5. Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to kayh@diversitycouncil.org.



Save the Date: Diversity Council 25th Anniversary Celebration

Hard to believe we've already been around for 25 years! Please join us in celebrating a quarter century of working toward equity and inclusivity.

The event will feature noted Minneapolis photographer Wing Young Huie. Thursday, January 22, 5:30pm, Rochester Art Center. The event is FREE, but RSVP is required by Monday, January 19, to info@diversitycouncil.org.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Poetry Contest Now Open

We are now accepting entries for the 2015 MLK student poetry contest! 3rd through 12th graders enrolled in Olmsted County schools are invited to submit their original works. Prizes are awarded in 3 age groups. This year's theme is "Redefining Family." Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We've learned to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters.” Please use the theme and King’s words to inspire your poetry. Contest details and rules



Are YOU 'Ready to Lead'? Applications Now Accepted

Have you wanted to represent your neighborhood on an association board, serve on a school committee, be part of a nonprofit board or city/county commission but just didn’t feel like you knew how things worked— or didn’t know how to make the connections? Ready to Lead brings together a small group of people to teach the basics of how to participate in and lead meetings, what to expect, how to contribute in a meaningful way, and what the roles, responsibilities and methodologies of boards/committees are.


This training is specifically designed for historically under-represented people who wish to serve in the community. It is sponsored by the Community Inclusion Action Team (which is led by the Diversity Council) in order to increase both the diversity of skilled people ready to serve and the inclusiveness of organizations who deliver services to the community.


Three 3-hour sessions will be held, one each on January 29, February 26, and March 26, from 4:30 – 7:30. Location to be announced. The training is absolutely free, but you must commit to attending all three sessions. The final session will include networking with boards, commissions, and organizations seeking skilled new members such as you.


Space is limited. Apply by December 22. Application



2015 Multicultural Calendar Now Available



Nominate YOUR Champion of Diversity

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution toward an equitable and inclusive community? Nominate them for our Champion of Diversity award! Awards will be presented at the Diversity Council annual celebration on January 22. Nominations are due January 2. Download nomination form