Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant
The City of Marshall’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Commission, in partnership with Southwest Adult Basic Education (ABE), welcomes Adalyn Wolbaum as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant. This is a one-year position made possible through Minnesota’s Department of Education’s Racial Equity in Adult Education Supplemental Service Grant.

“Southwest ABE is excited to welcome Adalyn to the Racial Equity Grant Team. Her contribution to the team will assist us locally and statewide to determine what inequities exist in adult education and how we can address them,” said See Moua-Leske, Southwest ABE – Marshall Region’s Program Manager.

The Racial Equity in Adult Education Supplemental Service Grant will provide statewide services for racial equity in adult education. The goals of the grant are to design, conduct, and report on an analysis of racial equity within the state adult education system; make recommendations and actions based on the analysis; and convene and facilitate advisory groups to support and inform all grant activities.

“Marshall is at its best when everyone’s voice is not only being heard, but also being raised up – no matter your race, religion, sexuality, or gender,” said Adalyn Wolbaum. “I am eager to work towards a brighter future for the town I call home.”

Throughout the grant term, Adalyn will also work closely with the City of Marshall’s DEI Commission in efforts to support the Commission’s mission which is to create and sustain an ongoing dialogue, through which we explore inequities, share information, and be a change agent for race equity within our community.

“We are excited to have Adalyn be a part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission,” DEI Commission member, Michele Knife Sterner stated. “She brings knowledge and experience which will benefit the Commission and the community.”

The City of Marshall as a whole will benefit from this grant. The DEI Assistant position will support two vital entities within the community. The data analysis work for Southwest ABE has the potential to offer the DEI Commission a comprehensive view of the demographics within Marshall’s community and where efforts and initiatives need to be focused moving forward.

For questions regarding the position, contact Amanda Beckler at amanda.beckler@ci.marshall.mn.us or 507-537-6769.