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CMF Member and Partner Organizations Join Racial Healing Certification Program Supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School of Public Service Racial Healing Certification Program, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has announced participants of its Cohort II. The new cohort includes a CMF member and several partner organizations.

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The Center on Community Philanthropy (The Center) at the Clinton School of Public Service, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), has selected 18 nonprofit leaders to participate in Cohort II of its Racial Healing Certification Program, including CMF member Jennifer Heymoss, vice president of Initiatives & Public Policy at Kalamazoo Community, and partner organizations.

The Racial Healing Certification Program is the first designation of its kind designed to provide specialized training, education and unique experiences that promote skills development and competencies in the targeted area of racial healing.

“Racial healing is an essential part of the racial equity journey. We are delighted to begin a new cohort with members from a variety of initiatives at the foundation including our Global Leadership Network fellows, the Strong and Effective Sector, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation and Catalyzing Community Giving. The collaboration will bring shared learning among partners to infuse racial healing across sectors,” Arelis Diaz, director of the office of the president at WKKF, said. “Each cohort of the certification program brings racial healing and relationship-building practices into their spheres of influence, enabling people to make powerful change together.”

Program participants will go through a multi-phased experience: (1) Strengthening their leadership through a racial healing curriculum, (2) Demonstrating their mastery of racial healing concepts through scholarship and practice, and (3) Showcasing their learning through networking and convening with their peers and sector.

CMF members and partner organizations participating in the new cohort include:

  • Jennifer Heymoss, vice president of Initiatives & Public Policy, Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Afia Amobeaa-Sakyi, director of Equity and Inclusion, Exponent Philanthropy
  • Edward Jones, vice president of Programs and Philanthropic Advising Services, ABFE
  • Susan Batten, president and CEO, ABFE
  • Patricia Eng, president and CEO, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
  • Biz Ghormley, Operations and Convening director, CHANGE Philanthropy
  • Monika Kalra Varma, president and CEO, BoardSource
  • Akilah Massey, vice president of Programs, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Erik Stegman, president and CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy

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