Innovative Organizations

We work with professionals and leaders within organizations who understand the moral and business case for moving equity work forward. The time to becoming a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organization is now. Let us help.


Empowered Individuals

As our society grows more diverse and as the disparities and tension between marginalized and dominant groups increases, people have an opportunity to come together to address racial inequities, break down barriers and move towards creating a world that works now and for the generations that follow. Become a change agent in your community.


A Culture of Change

You need tangible tools and action to advance equity in your personal and professional life. Collaborate with others in your field and community and let CEI guide you to creating essential tools and strategies to increasing your awareness and operationalizing equity.


We Believe in Possibility

At CEI we are fueled by the idea of a more inclusive world. When organizations and people are operating in a more equitable and inclusive manner – everyone wins.



Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) is a newly formed organization focused on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts both locally and nationally. It was born out of the increasing racial and economic disparities experienced in our communities, the perceived lack of a systemic approach to addressing these disparities, and a growing idea about a wholistic solution.

Our mission is to advance equity and eliminate disparities through a wholistic approach to transform personal and professional communities. Our approach is focused on raising consciousness and building tools that equip individuals, schools and organizations to build more inclusive environments. We do this by providing comprehensive programming, targeted consulting, and training- regionally and nationally- for those interested in working together to urgently advance equity and inclusion within their institutions and communities.

Yesterday is gone, but we must hold on to it anyway. Its meaning is the sense of our lives. We must be careful not to fictionalize and romanticize our stories. We must look at the beauty and the failures of our history with equal love and understanding.

—Walter Mosley

What’s New

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Equity Certificate Program for School Leaders

An innovative partnership with multiple school districts, Lewis and Clark College and community equity leaders.
For teachers, administrators and counselors interested in creating equitable transformation in their school community.
      • A full year graduate level program for deeply committed educators
      • Leadership skill-building for advancing equity work K-12.
      • Instructors are recognized diverse leaders in equity practice in Oregon
Talk to your school administrator or district office about how your school can participate.

Register Today!

Reframing Racism: Learning that Leads to Action

A transformative workshop experience designed to help people become more racially conscious, culturally competent individuals who understand how racism operates and what we can do about it.  

Join with others eager to create change within their sphere of influence.

This is a three month workshop, consisting of a 2.5 day intensive with 3 follow-up sessions.  CEI will gladly provide PDUs for educators.

Don’t Miss Out!

Next Sessions: May 3-5 OR May 19-21, 2017

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Coming Soon, Our New E-Course

Not Your Average Diversity Training: Reframing Equity and Inclusion

For people interested in being at the forefront of significant, sustainable change within their industry — not just  a checklist of do’s and don’ts.

Dive deep into issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion that impact your workforce — and your mission or bottom line. This innovative online course delivers the language, tools, and beginning action steps necessary to start becoming a more equitable organization.

An excellent resource for

  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Executive Leadership
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Board Members

Join leaders across the country from private, public, non-profit and education sectors who understand both the moral and business case for being an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization.