Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) received a $25,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to fund the Growth and Expansion project.
The project will build capacity for NWTC’s Department of Diversity & Inclusion to increase racial dialogue and equity training across two of its three pillars, students, and faculty and staff.
From a pool of 312 nationwide applicants, NWTC is one of 19 college and universities selected to receive funding from Lumina’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity. The fund was created last year in response to racially motivated violence in Charlottesville on the campus of the University of Virginia.
The grants announced this week are in response to what the foundation saw as an urgent need to improve the atmosphere around race on campuses across the country.
“It is a great honor to receive the Lumina Foundation Grant for Racial Justice and Equality,” said Mohammed Bay, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at NWTC. “The funds will help expand educational opportunities with racial dialogue and accelerate the College’s growth toward the creation of an educational and work environment that reflects, appreciates, and celebrates our diverse community.”