Racial inequality extends to all facets of life, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence recognizes the under-representation of people of color in Tri-State nonprofit leadership circles, and supports initiatives that both address this situation and strengthen the management skills of future changemakers.
In response to this belief in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the importance of DEI representation in upper management, OneSource Center recently initiated its Emerging Leader Scholarship which provides attendance at the NLIGC’s highly lauded year-long nonprofit leadership development program, EXCEL. The in-depth program trains leaders in all aspects of nonprofit management and governance, and sets attendees on a path to leadership growth and success.
Rashidah Sellers, Director of Residential Services/Treatment Programs at Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, is the 2021 OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award recipient. A 15-year employee of the organization, Sellers leads a team working with youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Sellers is known for developing staff through personal mentorship and supporting their educational growth. Recently promoted to her director role, she is responsible for overseeing two of Lighthouse Youth Service’s residential care facilities and its staff of 40-50 individuals.
“OneSource Center is committed to removing DEI barriers in the nonprofit community, and is encouraged by the ripple-effect impact the NLIGC Leadership Development program will have on Rashidah and on the community with which her team interacts,” said Christie Brown, CEO, OneSource Center.
NLIGC (Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati) is a joint venture of OneSource Center and Talbert House and is designed to strengthen the leadership skills of nonprofit leaders in our community.