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Nonprofits Collaborate on Local Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Posted on September 18, 2023

Johnstown, PA (September 18, 2023) – The Learning Lamp, a leading nonprofit organization committed to advancing education and workforce development opportunities, is excited to announce a workshop titled Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters: Moving Beyond Compliance for Nonprofits. Saren Stiegel, a seasoned DEI expert attorney with experience working with companies like Google and Ernst & Young, will facilitate the session.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are more than buzzwords. They are integral to the success and impact of nonprofit organizations. The Learning Lamp together with the Cambria Regional Chamber and Vision Together 2025 invite nonprofit leaders, board members, and staff to attend this important session. Participants will gain valuable insights into the critical aspects of DEI, equipping them with the tools to create more inclusive organizations.

Key highlights of the training session include:

  • Defining the Rode of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations
  • Examining Personal Cultural Biases
  • Discussing the Importance of DEI in Governance, Services, and Creating a Welcoming Workplace
  • Exploring Strategies to Build and Sustain More Diverse Organizations

The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with a light breakfast served starting at 8:30 a.m. Guests are invited to join us at Flair of Country, located at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport at 841 Airport Road in Johnstown.

Registration is open! Secure your spot today by emailing jfisher@crchamber.com or registering online at www.chamberlogin.com. Please note that there is a nominal $10 registration fee per attendee, and seating is limited, so early registration is highly recommended.

This session is made possible by The Learning Lamp, Cambria Regional Chamber, and Vision Together 2025. The workshop will provide nonprofit leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to create inclusive and thriving communities.

Join us on October 12, 2023, as we take a significant step toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our region’s nonprofit sector. Together, we can drive positive change and create a more inclusive future.


The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high-quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. In 2022, The Learning Lamp served 34,813 youth/adults from 61 public school districts and 70 other schools and organizations in 22 Pennsylvania counties. 

Our programs include: child care and preschool, after-school programs, tutoring, SAT prep, school staffing, alternative education programs for at-risk students, online learning, credit recovery, drug and alcohol prevention programs, and grant writing and project consulting for schools.

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