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July 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Updates

As the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership continues its efforts to support the regional economic ecosystem in becoming a more equitable and welcoming place, we are sharing various articles, learning opportunities, and tools with you. In the coming months, these will be accessible through the DI360 portal. If…

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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Celebrates HustleSBE Cohort 2 Graduates

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (July 24, 2020) — Yesterday, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) concluded its second HustleSBE cohort, a business bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. This virtual 12-session program is dedicated to bringing resources on topics including capital, certifications, financial management,…

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WE + YOU: Commit 2 Include

A statement from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership We, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, are responsible for moving our region – Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties — into the to 20% of metro areas for minority income equality through intentional, actionable,…

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Recruiting a Diverse Team Starts with You

Embracing diversity and recruiting a diverse team is a smart business practice. There have been numerous studies, articles, and commentary on the subject, both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, have published findings on the benefits of diversity.  Hiring and working with a diverse group of people is a good thing. This article is not intended…

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New Goshen College program aims to recruit minority teachers for Elkhart County districts

Editor’s Note: This article features a program being launched in one of counties the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership supports. If you have a program that is supporting the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s goal of being in the top 20% of metro areas for minority income equality in Elkhart, Marshall or St. Joseph Counties…

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