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Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque receives $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) has received a $250,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to advance equity and inclusion. Funds will increase CFGD’s capacity to further develop the equity and inclusion framework, hire equity experts for trainings, speaker series and coaching for business leaders and 20 nonprofits to deepen the work from conversation […]

Telegraph Herald: Inclusivity efforts paying dividends in Dubuque, official says

By: Thomas J. Barton Dubuque officials say they are hearing less “they” and more “we” amid growing support for efforts to tear down barriers within the community. City Council members met Monday for a work session to receive a quarterly update from Inclusive Dubuque. The network of more than 60 businesses, nonprofits and governmental partners […]

Our opinion: Widen definition of ‘Dubuquer’

Telegraph Herald Editorial Board Bob Dylan wasn’t kidding. The times, they really are a-changin’. If you grew up in Dubuque more than a couple decades ago, you’ve probably remarked about how your hometown has changed over the years. Most of it has been for the better when you consider riverfront development, a stronger and more diversified […]

Telegraph Herald: I’m a Dubuquer — and so are you

I’ve said it with pride all my life. “I’m a Dubuquer,” I’d say, when people ask me where I’m from or how I ended up here. By that, I meant that I grew up in Dubuque. Sure, we’ve all heard the newcomers’ lament that you have to be fourth-generation to really claim the title of Dubuquer. […]

I’m a Dubuquer – and so are you

Opinion Piece by Amy Gilligan, Telegraph Herald I’ve said it with pride all my life. “I’m a Dubuquer,” I’d say, when people ask me where I’m from or how I ended up here. By that, I meant that I grew up in Dubuque. Sure, we’ve all heard the newcomers’ lament that you have to be […]

Inclusive Dubuque Partners with National Storytelling Initiative to Highlight Marshallese Individual in Dubuque

The Inclusive Dubuque Network recently collaborated with Clarke University social work student Suzie Stroud to bring a national storytelling initiative, the Facing Project, to Dubuque. The Facing Project is a national nonprofit organization connecting communities through storytelling. After learning about the Marshallese population in Dubuque through one of her classes, Stroud thought the Facing Project […]