united academy for inclusion & belonging

The United Academy for Inclusion & Belonging

is a seven-hour training course, focused on helping the Springfield area become a more inclusive community.

Academy participants learn the principles of social justice and gain the tools needed to foster a more inclusive environment where they work, play and live. Course materials are customized for every class, ensuring information is especially relevant to each group. 

United Academy graduates include Springfield's first responders, police officers and firefighters, as well as United Way board members, Springfield Rotarians and a number of frontline nonprofit professionals. 

Academy Instructor

Dr. Juan Meraz, Missouri State University's Division for Diversity & Inclusion

Interested in enrolling in a future class?