Join NTEN’s new DEI Committee

Are you passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with a focus on racial equity? Are you doing DEI work in your organization or community? Do you have lived experiences that inform the changes you want to see in the NTEN community and the world? Then we’d love to have you join our new DEI Committee!

DEI has played a vital part in NTEN’s evolution over recent years. Additionally, our commitment to equity has been crucial to how staff and community meet our mission. Community members have provided valuable feedback on our DEI work, and this new committee formalizes the feedback process.

NTEN’s internal DEI task force will work with the committee in quarterly virtual meetings. The first meeting will decide how the task force and committee will work together and share updates to the community.

At NTEN, it’s incredibly important to us that the community we serve is an active part of our work. Because we value inclusivity and centering members in our decisions, we’re excited to introduce this new forum for discussion.

The call for community members to join this committee is closed; however, if you’re interested in learning more about NTEN’s DEI work, please email me.

Tristan Penn
I'm originally from Central Kansas and went to college at KU in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). I moved to Portland in 2014 and I love it so far! I've worked in Youth Development for the past 14 years. I'm passionate about nonprofit community engagement and best practices. In my free time, I like to sample the beers that Portland's breweries have to offer, lift weights, and socialize with friends.