Cultivate Inclusive Communities

Inclusion can help build innovation. Elevating underrepresented voices and validating multicultural experiences, stimulates new ideas and broadens perceptions. Learn more about why inclusion is needed to leverage a community's full potential. 

Sanford School created a compilation of strategies for cultivating inclusive communities. The 4 strategies listed are accompanied with a volume of applicable suggestions to actively engage in the work towards creating an inclusive community.

  • Topic: Developing awareness
  • Audience: Academic, Community, Workplace
  • Purpose: Establish shared values to connect to diverse members of a community.

The University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion created a list of strategies and initiatives that promote inclusion. While these strategies were made with the academic setting in mind, they are applicable to virtually all settings.

  • Topic: Inclusion framework
  • Audience: Academic, Workplace
  • Purpose: Develop top-down engagement for building inclusion within a university setting.

The University of Kansas, via their Community Toolbox Training Curriculum, has provided an entire section devoted to Building Inclusive Communities. It is comprised of 4 sections that offer a wealth of foundational information on the topic, a checklist, a list of available tools, and a downloadable PowerPoint.

  • Topic: Community studies
  • Audience: Community
  • Purpose: Provide detailed strategies on how to build inclusion in multiple levels of society.

The Resource Sharing Project is part of a national movement of sexual violence-related services and extends resources to a variety of community uses. This evaluation toolkit combines theory and application to guide organizations in evaluating performance with inclusion in mind. 

  • Topic: Community studies
  • Audience: Community, Public Service Providers
  • Purpose: Inform community leaders and organizers on how to measure performance goals and outputs.