Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) exists to craft a culture of care and a community of belonging through a healing-centered framework. We present opportunities for growth, facilitate brave conversation, and through collaboration & creativity, build toward restoration together.

Our areas of focus:

  • financial resilience
  • wellness
  • social entrepreneurship, and
  • diversity in STEM

Spring 2022 Programs

February

Tuesday, February 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Drama Therapy
With Brooke Campbell of Creative Kinections

Student Life Center, Twin Lights I room
Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ, Parking lot #7

 

Free and open to the public.
Snacks provided.
In-person, all are welcome.

Drama Therapy is an emerging field synthesizing social work, psychology, drama and theater for therapeutic goals.
This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis.
Creative arts therapy has been integrated into individual and group transformative processes serving special populations, addiction, recovery, and mental health and identity.
Appointed by New Jersey’s Governor, Campbell leads New Jersey’s state licensure program and will also offer career pathway insight.

Thursday February 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Yoga and Mindfulness
With Sheltered Yoga

Student Life Center, Twin Lights I room
Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Parking lot #7

 

In-person, all are welcome.
Free and open to the public.
Snacks provided.

Bringing hope and love to people.

Much more than yoga, Sheltered Yoga brings psychosocial & social emotional learning, life skills, and mindfulness education to every individual they serve. They use a specialized evidence-based, trauma informed curriculum that fosters strong self esteem, strength, confidence, tolerance and empowerment.

March

Monday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Improvisation and Creative Strategies for Group Transformation
With Lifestage, Inc.

Student Life Center, Navesink 1 room
Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Parking lot #7

 

In-person, all are welcome.
Free and open to the public.
Snacks provided.
CEU credits available.

The mission of Lifestage, Inc. is to educate people about their inherent creativity and enhance social capital using improvisation and storytelling. They believe that navigating today’s uncertain world requires agility and adaptability, and interpersonal skills of communication, connection and collaboration. Their approach is grounded in the science of resilience and research into the benefits of improv and creative experiences.

Lifestage, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board of Social Work as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed social workers #270.

Thursday’s March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome to Project L.O.V.E.!
Love M. Gaillard MSW presents Social Emotional Learning for the Young Professional
ZOOM Registration LINK
Free and open to the public.

Social-emotional learning, or SEL, is a description used to describe people’s ability to understand and be in control of their emotions. This includes actions like feeling empathy, having a sense of identity, building relationships with friends and family, and having flexible thinking. The SEL skills that we build as youth become the groundwork for success later in life. Emotional regulation, stress management, and relationship-building are things that adults use in everyday work and life.

colorful image of text Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
5 Stages to Your Financial Legacy
With Brunch & Budget
ZOOM Registration LINK

Free and open to the public, a county-wide event.

Host a watch party with your community. Students are encouraged to attend with their families.
Tuition-Free Brookdale information to follow each workshop.
5 Stages to your financial legacy

The hardest part of dealing with money is figuring out where to start. It’s overwhelming until you break down what you need, what you have, and what’s important to you.

Brookdale Community College is presenting a FREE five part workshop with Brunch & Budget on the Five Financial Stages to go from insecurity to legacy. They will share bite-size action steps, to start building wealth now.

This 5-part workshop series will go through each of the B&B Financial Stages one by one:

Financial Safety – you’re living paycheck to paycheck
Financial Stability – you’re able to handle emergencies without breaking the bank
Financial Sustainability – your finances are leading towards long lasting wealth
Financial Independence – your wealth allows you to live exactly how you want
Financial Legacy – your wealth is going to last beyond your lifetime

This fun series will have DJ KayKay47 spinning music during the workshops as you discover what it means if you are a Complicator, Paper Chaser, Contemplator, or Money Monk!

Start building your financial legacy today. Join one or all workshops and give your money the attention it deserves!

Link to Workshop: https://brookdalecc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tjyvc–urj4qg9qwso4myfpu_s1cwixhtsil

April

Thursday April 7, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Design Thinking with Dr. Andrew Gold, author and creator of the Innovation Lab at Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
Free and open to the public.
ZOOM Registration LINK

Design Thinking is the future of work.
Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have practiced it. So, why call it Design Thinking? What’s special about Design Thinking is that designers’ work processes can help us systematically extract, teach, learn and apply these human-centered techniques to solve problems in a creative and innovative way – in our designs, in our businesses, in our countries, in our lives.

colorful image of textWednesday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
5 Stages to Your Financial Legacy
With Brunch & Budget
ZOOM Registration LINK

Free and open to the public, a county-wide event.

Host a watch party with your community. Students are encouraged to attend with their families.
Tuition-Free Brookdale information to follow each workshop.
5 Stages to your financial legacy

The hardest part of dealing with money is figuring out where to start. We’re dealing with debt, taxes, the racial wealth divide, compound interest, and now the word ‘fungible.’ It’s overwhelming until you break down what you need, what you have, and what’s important to you.

The workshop will break down the Five Brunch & Budget financial stages to go from insecurity to legacy, share bite-size action steps, & start building wealth now.

This 5-part workshop series will go through each of the b&b Financial Stages one by one:

● March 30, Workshop 1: Financial Safety – you’re living paycheck to paycheck

● April 6, Workshop 2: Financial Stability – you’re able to handle emergencies without breaking the bank

● April 13, Workshop 3: Financial Sustainability – your finances are leading towards long lasting wealth

● April 20, Workshop 4: Financial Independence – your wealth allows you to live exactly how you want

● April 27, Workshop 5: Financial Legacy – your wealth is going to last beyond your lifetime

NOTE: These workshops build on each other, but you can also join at any time and won’t feel lost

Don’t let this inequitable system break us down. Start building your financial legacy today!

Everyone is welcome here.

For collaborations with Diversity & Inclusion, please contact Angela Kariotis, akariotis@brookdalecc.edu.

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