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Conference for Inclusive Communities

About Conference for Inclusive Communities

Mission:"The Conference for Inclusive Communities is a human relations organization confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination through educational programs that raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society."

VISION:The Conference for Inclusive Communities envisions a society that is strengthened by diversity, inclusion, respect and justice for all people.

WHAT WE DO: CFIC offers multiple programs that raise awareness and advocate around issues of difference (race, culture, faith, sexual orientation, class and other diversities), and focus on reducing personal and institutional biases and prejudices. Programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each group, ranging from half, full and multi-day workshops to residential camps to full-year service learning programs.

PROGRAMS: IncluCity I: A cutting-edge human relations and leadership program for high school students. In a week-long summer residential setting, students take important steps in confronting bigotry and discrimination. IncluCity II: A four-day residential leadership experience that brings students and high school staff together to engage in honest dialogues around issues of difference, learn skills to confront and challenge prejudice, bias and stereotypes and discover new ways to become allies for one another. IncluCity Middle: A year-long human relations awareness, skill-building and leadership program for middle school students designed to help them understand their role and responsibility in creating an inclusive school culture. Service Learning Internship Program: An opportunity for IncluCity graduates to continue sharpening their leadership skills in the areas of advocacy, program development and nonprofit administration while engaging entire student bodies in activities that promote respect and inclusion within their schools. Campustown: A cultural awareness and prejudice reduction program for college students and faculty that explores personal and institutional biases and prepares participants for an increasingly diverse and complex workforce. Creating Inclusive Communities (C.I.C.): A powerful interactive human relations program for students, educators, business professionals and members of the community interested in gaining greater awareness and deeper understanding of our demographically changing community. Different and the Same: An interactive, video-based program designed to educate children in grades K-3 around difficult diversity issues that exist within the elementary school environment and initiate discussions around acceptance, fairness, inclusion and respect. Human Relations 101: A free one-hour presentation for anyone interested in an overview of social justice and human relations issues and common language as it relates to our community.


Giving opportunities:  

CFIC invites you to take action and join us in confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination. Please show your support and willingness to join in a partnership with us by making a contribution. Throughout the year, CFIC has several fundraising initiatives to become involved with, including: Annual Membership Appeal, Humanitarian Dinner, Grants and Scholarship Programs. All gifts are tax deductible and will be properly acknowledged throughout the year. CFIC accepts cash, check and credit card (Visa & Mastercard). Please contact the CFIC office or visit our website for more information regarding our giving programs or to make a contribution today!

Volunteer opportunities:  

Have you everhad a mentor who profoundly changed the way you see yourself and the world? Perhaps you’ve always told yourself you wanted to make a difference, but didn’t know how? CFIC volunteers are impacting others across the Midwest on a daily basis.

Volunteer opportunities are vast and include the following:
• Program Volunteers – facilitate youth and adult human relations workshops, train and staff residential programs
•Event Volunteers – (ie. Humanitarian Dinner Committee) identify and secure event chairs, honorees, sponsors, entertainment and logistics
•Administrative Volunteers – assist with the preparation of mailings and programs, membership appeals, donor acknowledgment, data entry and filing
•Marketing/PR Volunteers – website review and research, desktop publishing, graphic design, video production, photography and online social networking

For more informationon becoming a volunteer please contact the CFIC office or download an application from the “Get Involved” section of our website.

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