Culturally Powered Communities

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United Way of Olmsted County's Culturally Powered Communities is a transformational capacity building program designed to strengthen the education, health, and financial stability of Olmsted County's cultural communities by strengthening the organizations that serve them. 

What is it? 

Culturally Powered Communities is a multi-layered capacity building program that provides individualized support to organizations across four areas: financial investment, peer learning, organizational and executive development, and strengthening networks. Organizations will develop a plan of action for growing their capacities and will spend two years working toward their goals with a community of supportive peers. 

Who is it for? 

Culturally Powered Communities will support two Communities of Practice: one for culturally specific organizations and one for mainstream organizations. Organizations participating in each Community of Practice will receive benefits across the four areas of financial investment, peer learning, organizational and executive development, and strengthening networks. 

By culturally specific organizations, we mean organizations that serve and are led by people from marginalized communities. 

By mainstream organizations, we mean organizations that are not designed to serve any particular community; leadership of mainstream organizations is typically majority white, US-born, nondisabled, straight, and cisgender. 

Not sure which Community of Practice is the right fit for your organization? Check out our complete eligibility requirements.

Learn More

First, read the program overview and review the eligibility requirements to determine if one of our Communities of Practice is a good fit for your organization.

Still have questions? Email our team at impact@uwolmsted.org

 

 

Culturally Powered Communities is made possible through a collaboration between United Way of Olmsted County and Mayo Clinic. 

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