Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective explores self-care, solidarity, and more

February 26, 2020


The second session of the new Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective, a monthly leadership workshop series providing a space where nonprofit professionals of color may engage in a supportive community for growth, professional development, and meaningful peer relationships, is all about love.

The next gathering of the Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective is Feb. 28 at Rutgers-Newark, 15 Washington St, Newark. There are limited seats available and registration is required.

Click here to register.

This month’s session will center on the theme of love with a focus on:

  • Self-care
  • Respectability politics in the workplace
  • Racial healing
  • Solidarity for professionals of color
  • Plus, morning yoga (optional, bring your own yoga mat) and alcohol-free networking from approximately 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective series is designed so people can attend one or all sessions and still benefit. The series will be facilitated by 144th & Vine’s Tyneisha Gibbs and Rutgers IEL Acting Executive Director Victoria Fernandez.

We hope organization leaders recognize participation in the series as a valuable opportunity for their staff of color. Registration is first-come, first-served.

The Collective is open to nonprofit professionals of color working in all levels of service in the nonprofit sector including executives, directors, direct service staff, entry-level staff, board members, and more. This includes those who identify as, live their daily lives as, and understand themselves as people of color. 

While participants will find additional benefits from attending all the gatherings, the series is designed so people can attend one or all sessions and still benefit. Professionals of color are invited to join the Collective for the whole series, for topics of particular interest, or join the group only for the happy hours. The series will likely take place at locations in Newark and central Jersey.  

If you are not able to attend this session but would like to be added to the mailing list for future events, please sign up here using this link.