Diversity, equity & inclusion Bridges Summit County

Through this workshop, learn how economic realities of poverty, middle class, and wealth impact individuals, communities, systems, and structures. In order to positively impact the education and lives of individuals in poverty, we must explore the way we think and behave. Bridges Summit County Workshops offers a structure to help us assess the mindsets and world views we hold as individuals, institutions, and communities. It helps us define and visualize the experiences in economic class environments in order to increase our understanding.

2024Event Dates

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Thursday, October 17, 2024

All workshops are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Way of Summit & Medina’s office, 37 N High St., Akron.,

For more information contact Wellsley Jones at 330.643.5516 or [email protected].

Registration Info

Non-continuing education cost is $25.00, which includes workshop, lunch, and materials.
Continuing education cost is $40.00, which includes workshop, lunch, materials and credits.

  • 5 CEU credits/certificate for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists
  • 5 CLE credits/certificate for legal professionals

Custom Bridges Training

United Way of Summit & Medina can work with your business to offer custom trainings for your leadership team and other employees. Analyze policies, boost organizational communication and develop effective support systems to increase productivity and reduce turnover. Join the more than 11,000 leaders who have learned to build financial support in the workplace and beyond.

For more information about custom training, contact Wellsley Jones at 330.643.5516 or [email protected].

DE&I Workshops and Trainings

Diversity, equity and inclusion are the backbone of our organization because we know that leading with an equity-lens and inclusive culture positively impacts lives. Whether you are an individual seeking to broaden your cultural understanding or an organization that is committed to new opportunities for your workforce, our DE&I workshops and trainings are open to anyone in the community.

Bridges Summit County

Learn how the economic realities of poverty, class and wealth impact individuals and communities. We also show how you can promote economic opportunity and economic mobility.

Implicit Bias Awareness Workshop

Have you ever said or done something that caused offense to someone – but didn’t realize it until later? Learn how our unconscious brain impacts our behavior and interaction with others in this workshop for organizations.

Intercultural Development Inventory

Different worldviews shape how we cooperate – or conflict – with each other. Sensitivities to differences make or break your teams’ success. This resource can improve your development to bridge cultural differences and strengthen relationships.

In our community. With our community. For our community.

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Your donation directly benefits the people of Summit and Medina counties.