Addressing Systemic and Structural Inequities

Carrie Michel-Wynne YMCA

“YWCA has a strategic focus on guaranteeing our organization is a safe and welcoming environment for all. Partnering with Ibero has laid the foundation for improved interactions for staff, clients and the communities we serve. Best of all, our staff are actively engaged in the process and are eager to continue advancing our goals. We are grateful for all they have done and are doing to make our organization more inclusive.“

Angela Harbin

“At Volunteers of America, our work with Ibero has greatly improved our interactions with our staff, clients and the communities we serve. Ibero and their trainers’ expertise, patience and knowledge in cultural competence, diversity and translation/interpreting services has given us insight and the tools necessary for growth. Their strategic planning, goal setting, training and continued support has ensured that we are not alone in this journey.”

Van Smith

“On behalf of Recovery Houses of Rochester, Inc, our residents, staff and leadership team we appreciate the work of Julio Jordan who has shown much professionalism and support in guiding us through the process of Cultural Competency and Health Literacy. We appreciate the valuable work Ibero has done with RHR and we are looking forward to continuing to utilize Ibero’s cultural competence, diversity and translation services.“

Potential Community Impact




Clients and Consumers

2022-2023 Highlights

  • Worked with organizations within our community to address systemic and structural inequities by partnering with local government, non-profit and for-profit organizations to identify obstacles and inequities and to create measurable methods to allow for more equitable and inclusive practices that will benefit the communities they serve.
  • Added pilot program, “Latinx in Telecom,” an industry specific training led by Ibero-American Action League and UnidosUS. This training will give participants the tools necessary to be successful in a rewarding career opportunity. 
  • Helped create anti-racist curriculum to provide professional development to the teachers and administrators within the Rochester City School District.

Organizations served: Rochester City School District, The Urban League of Rochester, YWCA, Monroe County Criminal Justice Council, Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee Finger Lakes region, RASE Commission, Latino Health Coalition with Common Ground Health, Rochester Ecology Partners, the R.E.A.L team and other organizations.

RCSD Diversity Equity Inclusion training