Conference Center

Alamance County Racial Equity Collaborative

Understanding Our History, Social Issues, and Ourselves

Impact Alamance is partnering with NCCJ (NC for Community and Justice) to launch the 3rd cohort of the Alamance County Racial Equity Collaborative (ACRE Co-lab).  This program is a 7-month experience that aims to equip Alamance County leaders, professionals, and community members with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to be inclusive leaders and create more inclusive and equitable workplaces and communities.

This seven-month program aims to bring together a diverse cohort of Alamance County nonprofit leaders, government directors, and board members in ways that allow them to:

  • Engage in conversations around examining their internal processes, adopting an equity lens and changing community behaviors.
  • Analyze personal, organizational and community impact.
  • Expand their personal and professional knowledge of identity and institutional inequities.
  • Participate in restorative circle groups that provide the opportunities to process readings and experiences
  • Support each other throughout the seven-month program and establish partnerships with community members and other organizations and agencies that last beyond the completion of the program.

Each program session is led by Michael Robinson, Program Director at NCCJ.


“In general, after completing the ACRE program my confidence has increased in understanding and being able to better articulate about race. My confidence has been enhanced by the look back at Alamance County’s history of marginalizing people of color. Thorough the history that was taught to us I grasp the understanding of how suppression has occurred and continues to occur.”

Program Benefits:

  • Training is valued at $1,450.  This fee is covered by Impact Alamance.
  • Increased knowledge of systematic racism.
  • Understanding equitable and inclusive perspectives.
  • Tools to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Topics Covered:

  • Identity + Implicit Bias
  • History of Alamance County
  • Race + Racism
  • Institutional Inequities
  • Centering Equity in Organizations
  • Action Planning/Commitment

Who is right for ACRE:

  • Is willing to share their perspective openly and honestly
  • Has an interest in exploring DEI and social justice topics
  • Values relationships and wants to build connections
  • Respects the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Values relationships
  • Practices open-mindedness and empathetic, compassionate communication
  • Embraces learning and being challenged
  • Can commit to attend the program in its entirety (see dates and times below)

Program Dates:


Sessions will be held at Impact Alamance from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 16, 2023

September 20, 2023

October 18, 2023

November 15, 2023

January 17, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 20, 2024

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for our 3rd cohort!
Applications must be submitted by August 1 to be considered.

For inquiries, please email 


Alamance County Racial Equity Collaborative ​Cohort Portal

Resources and information for the current cohort members can be accessed through the participant portal below.

Alamance County Racial Equity Collaborative Past Participants

Name Organization 
Alejandro Garcia CityGate Dream Center 
Allie Arpajian  Young Musicians of Alamance
LaShauna Austria  Kindred Seedlings Farm 
Lorrie Carter  Open Door Clinic 
Phyllis Chambers Town of Elon 
Lisa Edwards  CityGate Dream Center 
Mary Faucette  City of Graham 
Susana Goldman  Alamance County Public Libraries 
Marcy Green  Impact Alamance 
Tyronna Hooker Alamance Achieves 
Beatrice Hunter  City of Mebane 
Jaime Joyner  City of Burlington 
Tanya Kline  A.R.E.A. 
Wannetta Mallette  Burlington – Graham MPO
Connie Morse Friendship Adult Day Services, Inc
LeAndra Ratliff  Burlington Housing Authority 
Mtende Roll  A.R.E.A. 
Chris Rollins  City of Mebane 
Bobbi Ruffin  City of Burlington 
Skye Sullivan  Family Justice Center of Alamance County
Stephen Thompson  Alamance Arts
Donna Vanhook  Retired – Community Volunteer
Caren AveldañezCone Health 
Sara Beth HardyElon University 
Peter BishopCity of Burlington 
Jazmin CampbellAlamance Achieves
Michelle CareyRoots and Wings
Courtnie CarterAREA
Kristie CoffnerFamily Justice Center 
Jamie CousinTown of Green Level 
Quenclyn EllisonAlamance Alliance for Justice
Yazmin Garcio RicoNC Department of Health and Human Services/United Way
Maria HernandezCityGate Dream Center 
Ericka HillAlamance County Public Library 
Josefvon JonesAlamance Community College 
Tamara KerseyAlamance Pride 
Kedrick KingElon Police Department
Araceli LopezCone Health  
Taylor RussElon University/Impact Alamance 
Logan SavitsAlamance Chamber 
Amy SegposyanAlamance County Public Libraries 
Scott SwinkElon Police Department
Rose WatlingtonAlamance County Health Dept
Susan WatsonWomen’s Resource Center