Maybe you want to create equitable change within your land bank or community…but you’re not sure where to start. 

Or maybe you’ve already engaged in racial equity work: you’ve attended webinars, spearheaded community engagement efforts, revised policies toward equity and inclusion…but you’re not seeing enough impact from your efforts. 

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Facilitating change is often challenging, especially when you lack resources and support. 

But facilitating change doesn’t need to feel exhausting or hard, and you deserve to be supported on your journey.  

The Center for Community Progress and Both/And Partners invite land bank professionals to take the next step towards equity by becoming a founding member of the inaugural Land Bank Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Cohort. This opportunity is designed for land bank staff and board members working to disrupt systemic racism in their work and communities. 
Each participating land bank can involve up to five individuals in the cohort, and will receive tools, resources, and support to further their equity work. The learning cohort will also provide an opportunity to meet and learn from other land bank professionals driving change in their communities.  

What does the Learning Cohort involve?  

The Land Bank DEI Learning Cohort includes four biweekly virtual workshops held in May and June 2023. The workshops will provide an opportunity for participants to: 

  • Learn how to meaningfully engage in dialogue around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion;  
  • Share lived experiences with race and racism; 
  • Learn about systemic racism and how to disrupt the cycle of discrimination; 
  • Discover ways to become a better ally within your organization and community; and  
  • Gain inspiration and encouragement to pursue your land bank’s DEI initiatives. 

How can I learn more?  

Attend our Land Bank DEI Learning Cohort information session on Monday, February 13 at 1:00 PM ET. Register here to attend the information session.  

How do I apply?  

Complete this short application on behalf of your land bank by Friday, March 10 at 5:00 PM ET. Community Progress will notify land banks that have been selected to join the learning cohort by March 31.  

We look forward to working alongside you to build more inclusive and equitable communities! 

Additional Questions?  

Please contact with any questions about the Land Bank DEI Learning Cohort.  

Selection Process Timeline

Program Application Opens  January 26, 2023
Informational WebinarFebruary 13, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
Application Deadline  March 10, 2023, 5:00 PM ET 
Notification of Application DecisionMarch 31, 2023