The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance serves numerous individuals and organizations in West Michigan. We engage people of all ages with our programming and partnerships. LEDA’s grassroots efforts help give the citizens in our community a voice.
- Tailored workshops focused on diversity and inclusion. Geared toward both the for profit and nonprofit sectors, workshops are interactive and provide a safe and open environment for engagement.
- Inclusion and diversity consultation. We guide organizations through a comprehensive, research based assessment that identifies barriers and develops customized solutions to advance and sustain inclusion long term.
- Spanish Language Academy for your team. Taught in a relaxed and small group environment, learning Spanish opens the door to communicate and improve business opportunities locally and worldwide.
- Early childhood program geared toward parents, educators and childcare providers. Talking to Kids About Race is a workshop to help participants understand racial attitudes in childhood development and provides tools for creating change.
- Summit on Race & Inclusion is a day-long conference held each spring in West Michigan. Participants learn how racial biases affect communities economically and socially; understand how inclusion benefits everyone; learn tools to make a positive difference in our community; and join others to develop concrete plans for shaping a prosperous and inclusive future.
- Allies Working for Social Justice & Environmental Progress connects individuals to issues in the community. Allies work together to discuss concerns and develop strategies surrounding six key issues.
- Calling All Colors is a youth program offered through participating middle and high schools. The program offers a safe space to talk about race, and provides students with the tools for increasing positive racial impacts within their schools.
- Migrant Mentoring matches children from local migrant camps with community volunteers. The program builds cultural bridges between the larger community and the migrant worker population. It also meets the social and educational needs of the children.