City of Dubuque, IA
7 September 2016
Inclusive Dubuque is a peer-learning network of partners from business, nonprofits, education, government, philanthropy and the faith community formed in 2012 to support an equitable and inclusive culture to meet the economic and cultural needs of our diverse community.
The network organizes people, identifies opportunities and takes action to challenge and change social and economic structures.
63 partners make up the Inclusive Dubuque network – see the complete list here.
In February of 2015, Inclusive Dubuque began collecting data to discover how diverse groups are affected by various systems within our community. Dubuque’s Equity Profile focused on seven areas: economic wellbeing, housing, safe neighborhoods, health, education, transportation, and arts and culture. The Equity Profile is identifies areas of strength and opportunity, helping the network and our community set priorities and take action.
Hundreds of Dubuque citizens participated in the Equity Profile:
Working groups have formed to understand and tackle challenges related to equity in Education, Arts and Cultre, Neighborhoods, Housing, Health and Economic Wellbeing. Using information gleaned from the Equity Profile, these groups are meeting monthly to identify priorities, measurable indicators, and engage partners and programs that can effect change. Working groups continue to grow as members identify other voices that should be at the table. Data will continue to be gathered and actions measured using Results-Based Accountability and Scorecard.
Since December 2015 more than 91 people have joined the following working groups:
An important priority for Inclusive Dubuque is to offer regular peer-learning opportunities and training to the network and the community at large in order to deepen our collaborative understanding of social justice, and what it means to be an equitable and inclusive community.
Peer-learning opportunities since 2015:
The Inclusive Dubuque Network supports equity and inclusion by sharing resources;
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