This page is being edited to reflect updates to 2016 programming!
We use pro-integrative, race-conscious strategies to build a community where the leadership of civic, governmental, business and community organizations is racially inclusive and values integration in policy and practice. Click on the highlighted program titles below for more information .
Community Building—through Forums, Workshops, & the Arts
- Integration Through the Arts
- Conversations on Race
- Coffee House Discussions
- Multicultural Festival
- Talking to Children about Race
- Cultural Competency Training
Community Support—Interfaith Dialogues, Strong Neighborhoods & Schools
- The Annual MLK Observance, Volunteer Fair, and Weekend of Service
- The SOMA Integrated Playgroup
- Recruiting and Retaining Racially Diverse Volunteers, a resource for all local organizations developed and administered by the Neighborhood Associations & Civic Life Committee; also see the Community Volunteer List for contact information and descriptions of local volunteer opportunities.
- Civic Engagement Institute
- Parent Advocacy publications created by the Schools Committee to support children’s success in school
- Annual Preschool Open House featuring thirty preschool programs as a community service to families with young children
- Planning Ahead Workshop
- Demographics research
- Home Maintenance Loan Program
Promoting the Benefits of Integration—Marketing Programs
- Free tours for prospective homebuyers by trained volunteers from the Touring Committee
- Story and ad placements in local and national media highlighting the quality of life in an integrated community
- Realtor Advisory–working with realtors to help them market our towns and to ensure that prospective homebuyers of all races are shown available homes and are welcomed in every part of the two towns