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84% of nonprofit board members are White while only 13% are Black and Hispanic

90% of board chairs are White to a mere 8% Black and Hispanic


Business Conference


SEAT is designed to increase diversity and inclusionary efforts of nonprofit boards by equipping and presenting residents from Black and Latino neighborhoods for board service


Gained skill sets include identifying transferrable skills, understanding nonprofit structure, understanding board governance and

preparing for board engagement.

Board Meeting


Our SEAT alumni were recruited by the following nonprofit agencies:

Burroughs Center | Building Neighborhoods Together | Capital for Change | Child Advocates of SW Connecticut | Connecticut Counseling Centers | Connecticut Housing Partners | Connecticut Renaissance | Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras | Greater Oaks Charter School | Jane Doe No More | KEYS   Literacy Volunteers | Mattatuck Museum | Mercy Learning Center | Mid-Fairfield Community Care Center | NEST | Norwalk ACTS  Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership | Operation Hope of Fairfield County | Seaview Community Development Corporation  Sisters at the Shore | The Center for Family Justice | United Way of Greater Waterbury


Betsy M., Chief Executive Officer

Child Advocates of SW Connecticut

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