OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence has recognized under-representation of people of color in Tristate nonprofit leadership circles, and is supporting initiatives that both address this situation and strengthen the management skills of future changemakers.
In response to this belief in diversity, equity and inclusion and the importance of DEI representation in upper management, OneSource Center recently initiated its Emerging Leader Scholarship, which provides attendance at the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati’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. The award is given to a “rising star” committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the region. The award provides a scholarship to the NLIGC, a joint venture of OneSource Center and Talbert House.
A 15-year employee of LYFS, Sellers leads a team working with youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Recently promoted to her director role, she is responsible for overseeing two of LYFS’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.