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DEI Toolkit

DUBUQUE, Iowa — As the Dubuque region grows more racially and ethnically diverse and communities grapple with issues of racial justice, area business and nonprofit leaders have expressed a desire for their staff members to better understand issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The challenge is that many don’t know where to start […]

Business Leader Equity Cohort

As Dubuque’s workforce grows more diverse and the competition for talent intensifies, it is essential that our region develop, attract and retain these workers. If we can’t, our economy will be challenged. A commitment to increasing access to jobs and building welcoming, inclusive workplaces helps employers hire for hard-to-fill positions and also provides a pathway […]

Dubuque nationally recognized for supporting early childhood success

The Campaign is a collaborative effort by funders, nonprofits, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. It focuses on promoting early school success as an important building block of more hopeful futures for children […]

Bringing the Movement Home

A mass uprising against racial inequality has convulsed the nation following the police killing of George Floyd. On any given day, protestors from all corners of the country are filling streets to demand change. Read more


Since March, the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched all people in Dubuque. The only way to save lives and ensure the well-being of everyone is to stand together as one community and ensure no one is left out of the recovery.  Read more

Jackson: Does inclusion include you?

Telegraph Herald News Board By Miquel Jackson Human Rights Commission When the question is asked, “Why is the Race in the Heartland conference important?” the answer is simple. We as a society must be responsible for understanding our own biases and the biases of those before us, which have led us to develop some of […]

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 […]