Q2030, Augustana College explore regional welcoming & inclusive plan

Jack Cullen | February 6th, 2019

Q2030 Regional Action Plan staff and volunteer leaders recently partnered with Augustana College students in an urban and regional planning class to discuss ways to make the Quad Cities more welcoming and inclusive.

Steve Bahls, president of Augustana College and Q2030 Tri-Chair, addresses students and community members during a recent visioning session on the Rock Island campus. (AUGUSTANA OBSERVER)

Dr. Chris Strunk’s students created a vision and an asset map of about 150 organizations that work with diverse populations in the area, the initial framework of a welcoming & inclusive plan for the Quad Cities region.

Their vision is “to create an inclusive Quad Cities area where everyone feels welcome, has an equal opportunity to succeed economically and can engage fully in local and regional communities.”

Next steps include determining what organization can push this plan forward.

Augustana’s student newspaper, the Augustana Observer, covered the meeting. For the full story, written by Natalie McMillan, go to http://bit.ly/2WIKR8Q 

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