For 86 years, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has worked with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success through inclusion.  With a lengthy and rich history, we have been destined to change with the times, even as we work to change the times in which we live.

This year, VCIC is launching a new effort to bring together young professionals in the important work of leading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the Commonwealth.  We are excited to invite individuals between the ages of 21 and 35 to join GROW!

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GROW Ambassadors will have the opportunity to learn about best practices in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their personal and professional lives.  Specifically, they will:


Ambassadors will have access to a GROW networking list, and will have opportunities throughout the year to socialize with Virginians who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion.


VCIC will provide GROW ambassadors with exclusive interactive workshops each quarter to learn about best practices and build skills as inclusive and equitable leaders.


GROW ambassadors will receive priority invitations to VCIC volunteer opportunities such as facilitating student anti-bullying forums and supporting community dialogues on current events.


Through membership in GROW, Ambassadors will distinguish themselves at their workplaces and in the community as leaders and champions for inclusion.

GROW Ambassadors are asked to make an annual membership contribution of up to $75.  Contributions of all sizes are appreciated, and VCIC will not restrict membership based on cost.  Recruitment for GROW runs through June 2021 for Fiscal Year 2022 (spanning July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).

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Katie Hathaway
Events & Communications Manager

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