“When I first heard of Anytown, I thought, "Can this amazing concept really work?" Yet they formed a community of human beings who loved and respected each other. The Inclusion Center of Utah and Anytown exist to teach us how the world should be. Out of the mouths of these Anytown babes comes great wisdom, if we are wise enough to listen.” -Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President, National Education Association
“For deep, personal growth, one must be open to alternative solutions. The Inclusion Center offers people a place to have a phenomenal, life-changing personal growth experience. While most professionals feel they know all there is to know about diversity when they arrive, I promise you that participating in their programs will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.” -Yolanda Francisco-Nez, Director, Office of Diversity and Human Rights, SLC Mayor’s Office
“As dedicated leaders, you are providing hope and comfort through your service, making a significant difference in the lives of those in need throughout the community. Many lives are greatly blessed because of your kindness and generosity.” -Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
“The Inclusion Center changed my life…the programming demonstrated a deep faith in the power of human dignity to unite people across barriers and enact social change.” -Tanjerine Vei, Ph.D. Student, Adjunct Professor, University of Utah, Anytown Alumni
“Having the opportunity to work with the Inclusion Center has changed my life. Working with the youth at camp Anytown gives me great hope for our future, as the leader of tomorrow will be better prepared for the diversity of our nation. Not only am I a better leader and police officer for my role as a volunteer with the Inclusion Center, I am a better person.” -Melody Gray, Unified Police Department
“Hopefully, the work you do will continue. The community is better off because of your teachings. Thank you for your leadership. We continue trying to do our part with the conviction that together, we can partner a positive difference.” -Pastor France Davis, Calvary Baptist Church
"As a Human Resources director, I’m often asked questions about creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. My experience within an ICCJ program empowered me to model the kind of healthy, inclusive behavior we need to create the kind of workplace in which each employee can thrive. My life is better and richer because I attended ICCJ’s programming.” -Glen Brown, Human Resources Director, CODALE Electric Supply, Inc.
“As an educator and a parent of an ‘Anytown’ participant, I am witness to the power and resonance of The Inclusion Center. This is an organization that recognizes the challenges of true acceptance. Their work celebrates our differences and teaches us to embrace one another as part of our human community, while at the same time demanding fairness. My daughter will not be silent when faced with injustice or prejudice, and for this I am grateful for the lasting imprint of the Inclusion Center’s programming.” -Heidi Matthews, Utah Education Association President