Trulee Evanston, a new independent living, assisted living and memory care community soon to open in the heart of Evanston, recently hosted a live webinar on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DCI ) led by Reessheda Graham Washington of RGW Consulting.
The event, which drew nearly 200 online attendees and a dozen in-person attendees at the Trulee Evanston Visitor Center, focused on the importance of implementing healthy alliances both in the hand -work and in the community of Evanston. Attendees included community representatives from the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, the YWCA Equity Institute and other influential organizations and businesses in the region.
“RGW is committed to helping organizations reinvent and spark wonder about what is possible to achieve equity for all,” said Reessheda Graham Washington, CEO of RGW Consulting. “Our intention is to help organizations become curious about how they are joining with stakeholders to improve inclusive practices that support strategic mission. “
Washington is currently the Senior Consultant for RGW Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm that invites partners and clients to reinvent and generate wonder and curiosity around community and organizational development, economic development, and equity through coaching, training, counseling and facilitation practices. She is also the experience bureau chief of L! VE Cafe and Creative Space, a transformational experience cafe in Oak Park and a board member of Community of Congregations, an organization committed to involving diverse people in urban atmospheres around intentional life.
“It was a privilege to host such a meaningful DCI discussion led by Reessheda, and it fits very well with our culture here at Trulee Evanston and in all of our Solera Senior Living communities,” said Melissa Cosentino, Executive Director of Trulee Evanston. “We define compassion as empathetic, caring, fair and inclusive. It is our responsibility to create an attractive workplace and a welcoming place to live for everyone, regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
“We are so grateful to have partnered with Trulee Evanston for this event, and Reessheda’s training was very informative,” said Gail Niksic, Vice President of Elderwerks. “Elderwerks Educational Services values equity, inclusion and dignity for all. We have all learned to change mindsets and practices so that we can all be successful in our organization. “
Trulee Evanston, developed in partnership with Chicago-based Condor Partners, is located at 1815 Ridge Avenue, just one block from downtown Evanston and close to Northwestern University and Evanston Davis Station Street.