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Diversity Equity & Inclusion

"Dear Sullivan County Constituents,

It’s been quite some time since I have provided an update on our work to promote a sense of belonging and engagement with CCE Sullivan. We’ve completed several capital improvement projects in order to ensure a safe, welcoming environment for people of all ages and abilities. Our Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan helps guide our compliance with the letter and spirit of the law, and our staff DEI committee meets monthly to learn about new ways to ensure we are considering how our diverse constituency wants to engage with us in our leadership structure, and program outreach.

Sometimes the work is dry and boring, with a focus on policies and procedures. It’s not flashy, but we need to have proper, formal structures in place to ensure folks can work and learn with us in a way that promotes equity and access for all.

In other ways, our work towards belonging is exciting, especially when we are sharing experiential learning opportunities to youth and adults from all corners of the County and walks of life in issue areas that are important to them.

As we have moved forward through the pandemic, our program staff are back out in the community and looking forward to building relationships with our local BIPOC, LGTBQAI+, and other marginalized communities to ensure that CCE Sullivan is a resource for everyone who lives in Sullivan County.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to incorporate a spirit of belonging into the work we do. If you have input on how we can reach your friends and neighbors, please don’t hesitate to contact me at cm638@cornell.edu or 845-7981258. We won’t quit, and we’ll keep working to get it right as we grow and evolve with our local community.

In solidarity,"


 -Colleen Monaghan, Executive Director

cm638@cornell.edu | 845-292-6180 ext 106

Last updated February 7, 2023