Making a difference starts in your own backyard, which is why we here at Diversity Journal support the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio (DCNEO).
Originally founded as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, the human relations organization works to create communities that connect all people. As a fellow Cleveland organization, they understand the changing demographics and minority increases seen in our metropolitan areas over recent decades, and have continued their inclusion mission since becoming members of the National Federation of Just Communities.
DCNEO hosts a variety of events in line with their mission– to provide national leadership in the battle against bias, bigotry, and racism and promote understanding and respect – throughout the year, including their annual Walk, Rock & Run. In collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, thiswalk/marathon attracts more than 6,000 participants every May. Proceeds from the 5k run and 3 mile walk directly support the Diversity Center’s in-school youth education and training programming in nine Northeast Ohio counties. Since the inception of the walk in 2003, it has funded diversity programming for over 40,000 students and 500 schools, fostering a new generation of positive change agents.
Learn how you can participate in Cleveland’s Walk, Rock & Run or become a corporate sponsor. See you at the finish line!