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 […]

Racial Healing in the CFGD Region

Understanding the dynamics of racial equity and systemic racism in rural Iowa communities is a complex journey. These interactive conversations will give leaders in our small, rural towns knowledge and tools to apply in their work bringing the community together around what they have in common, not what divides them. We will create a network […]

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Read more