DRIVE: Diversity, Representation, Inclusivity, Vision, Equity
DRIVE is a committee open to any member of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition.
We are a small group of passionate people who are focused on increasing diversity in the lactation landscape.
We meet one evening a month for two hours via Zoom and we’d love more like-minded Coalition members to join our efforts so that we can learn and grow together while improving representation in the lactation field!
One of the ways that we do this is by offering scholarships for lactation certifications to those who identify themselves as within marginalized populations.
In 2021 we awarded three CLC scholarships (over $800 value each)! Our recipients will complete their certifications in the year 2022, ultimately adding three more diverse lactation support providers to our state’s resources.
We’d love for you to join us! If you’re intrigued and want to help, please join us at one of our monthly meetings. We are always open to more hands, new ideas, creative social media plans, and would especially welcome those with skills in graphic design, public outreach, grant writing, and/or anything else that you may have to offer and/or share.
DRIVE meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm. Join us!