Shift Akron Resources

Shift Akron brings leaders across sectors together to explore the shifts in perspective, direction and tactics that will drive the next decade of change in the city. As leaders recognize how our perceptions influence our community culture, we can open new avenues to create positive change in the city and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Please see the following resources to help further your diversity and inclusion efforts:

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Akron Urban League

Teresa LeGrair, President & CEO

AUL is taking the lead on offering programs that support inclusive leadership.

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Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and the Racial Equity Institute

Growing Racial Equity in Northeast Ohio: Continued Awareness & Action

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City of Akron Diversity and Inclusion

Donald Rice, Human Resources Director

Diversity Center of NE Ohio

Peggy Zone Fisher, President & CEO

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Harvard Implicit Bias Study

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet. Follow the link below to take the implicit bias test.

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Heather Steranka-Petit

Heather provides training and development around cultural competency and unconscious bias.


Judi Hill, President

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Project Ujima, Inc.

Collective Work and Responsibility

1015 S. Hawkins Avenue
Akron, OH 44320

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University of Akron Rethinking Race Committee

Greta Lax, ARI-AHEC Center Director

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