Park and recreation professionals are essential, serving on the front lines of many of today’s most pressing challenges. Through their park and recreation agencies, they advance community health, resiliency and overall well-being. Given their mission to make communities better places to live, learn, work and play, park and recreation agencies are in a unique position to champion efforts that advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). By assuring representation of diverse life experiences and voices, park and recreation professionals will better reflect the communities their agencies serve. Inequity is the ultimate challenge facing our nation, and parks and recreation can make a profound difference.
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