Annual Reports

 2013 Annual Report

Our Integration Journey

Civic Engagement Institute

Civic Engagement Institute

Throughout 2013 we heard from a range of groups and individuals beyond our borders seeking information on diverse communities and programs that support racial integration.  We talked to a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University who wanted to study towns that faced demographic change and worked intentionally to foster  integration.  She told us that we really are a prime, enduring example of successful integration, and her study focused almost exclusively on our community.  We also spoke with researchers at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center in Illinois, whose goal is to expand housing options for people of all races.  To better serve their region, they are creating a toolkit of pro-integrative strategies.  Once again we heard that we are one of the only communities in the country today with a dedicated organization to work on integration.

We are excited to share our work with other groups.  At Building One America’s National Summit we heard that many communities are struggling with racial and ethnic isolation.  Our main message to them is that there is power in this grassroots work.  We are most effective when we get neighbors to talk to one another; get parents to discuss their concerns about raising their kids in a diverse community; bring leaders together to deepen their understanding of issues like the achievement gap or how to increase racial inclusion in civic roles; market the towns to people of all races and backgrounds; get families to think about race, about building cross-race friendships, about sharing a life together in a community that cares for and respects people whatever their background.

2013 Celebrating Integration Dinner

2013 Celebrating Integration Dinner

We asked residents at our 2013 Conversations on Race to help us consider new pathways to integration.  That conversation has yielded exciting new initiatives: the trustees of the board established task forces to investigate improving youth engagement in our mission, creating more opportunities to bring people together in conversations and in social interactions, considering whether the ‘inclusive’ aspect of our mission extends beyond a race focus, improving communications, and developing resources for community conflict resolution.  We’re ready to move forward on the recommendations of the task forces in 2014.
Have a look inside at the highlights of our 2013 journey to foster integration and consider joining us in 2014.

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