Aug. 24 from Noon-1 p.m. CT

  • Reserved for Alliance members only
  • Free
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Participate in this webinar to learn more about how you can get involved with the new Alliance Peer Exchange (APEX) group on advancing equity, which aims to create a world where society and its systems are just, fair, and inclusive, enabling all people to participate and reach their full potential. The group will address all types of inequities for communities that are underrepresented or marginalized for any reason including but not limited to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, and differently abled.

To provide a snapshot of the current state of the sector, this webinar will feature highlights from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ recent compensation survey and discuss how well staff and boards of directors reflect the diversity of neighborhoods served. 

In addition, the webinar will detail the goals and benefits of the group, which looks to advance the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion by: 

  • Defining our collective voice so that we can respond to current events that involve equity issues
  • Creating spaces for brave conversations and open dialogue
  • Applying relevant theories of development to our work, pulling from all fields of practice within our network
  • Exchanging ideas, promising practices, information, and training materials
  • Undertaking the examination of outcomes
  • Mobilizing the network around public policy 
  • Initiating learning opportunities for members such as webinars and e-courses
  • Accessing current research in the field with the assistance of Alliance librarians

Register for this webinar learn more about this APEX group and how you can get involved. The values statement on equity of the Alliance and Advancing Equity APEX group further articulates the collective vision and goals.

Join the Advancing Equity APEX in myAlliance.

Who Should Attend 

  • All members involved or interested in advancing equity

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the work of the Advancing Equity APEX group
  • Learn the benefits of being a member of this group
  • Learn how to join the group and become an active member
  • Learn how to initiate equity work within your organization


Kerron D. Norman
Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Kerron Norman provides direction for the implementation of new programs and services to meet the organization’s strategic priorities. She leads the Community-Based Services Division and supports ANDRUS’ external relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with the private and public sectors. She has played an instrumental role in increasing the organization’s work to provide professional development programs to human service organizations. 

Norman has extensive experience in child welfare. Prior to joining ANDRUS in 2012, she was the director of child welfare for the Westchester County Department of Social Services, where she oversaw child protection, prevention, and foster care for Yonkers, New York. She also served as deputy director of Child Protection for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. 

Norman has a master’s of social work from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in sociology from Binghamton University. She is a recipient of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission’s Diversity Award, which honors individuals who work diligently to promote diversity and equality in the judicial system or in the community.

Undraye Howard
Vice President of the Center on Leadership
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Undraye Howard is the vice president of the Center on Leadership at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. He is also an adjunct professor at several local universities, where he teaches courses on youth, work development, leadership, communication practices and processes, and effectiveness in human services.

Howard has a bachelor’s in business and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s in communication with an emphasis in training and development from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in urban studies, with a focus on human services and social systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Howard is passionate about children and families and believes strongly in the engagement of addressing socioeconomic issues through strong advocacy and the development of public policy in dealing with these issues that plague families and communities.

Direct questions to Ann Koerner, associate at the Alliance.