Initiatives

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Art Contest – The Council periodically invites children Kindergarten through Grade 12 to submit artwork that interprets the council’s mission, “To celebrate and promote an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community,” or its slogan, “Diversity is beautiful. Be part of the big picture.” See the winning entries.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast – Held the third Monday in January, this annual event draws hundreds to celebrate diversity. Reservations can be made through the City of Centerville at (937) 433-7151.

Programs & Education – The Programs and Education initiative provides ongoing diversity and multicultural education to its own members as well as the community via special events and the annual Voices and Stories program whichexplores various aspects of diversity in our community as told through local storytellers.

Community Projects – Projects are planned annually to promote awareness and inclusiveness throughout the community. Ongoing projects include:

  • Baskets of diversity-related Preschool Diversity Books – co-sponsored by Dayton Children’s, books are delivered to area preschools to promote diversity at an early age.
  • Recipes Project – collecting and sharing recipes that represent out community’s ethnic, religions, and national heritage. Learn how you can contribute to this community-wide project, or simply download some delicious recipes to try at home!

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