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Diversity and Inclusion

CFI is committed to diversity, inclusion and cultural competence.

Al Hill

CFI's Al Hill recognized by BizTimes

Al Hill, CFI’s senior director of diversity and cultural competency, has been selected as a notable BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) executive by the BizTimes.


As a strong community partner, CFI is among other Milwaukee nonprofit organizations that have taken MMAC’s Region of Choice pledge to work toward dismantling structural racism in the community, including diversifying our board and staff.

We strive to attract, retain and develop a diverse and engaged workforce that reflects our community using our award-winning policies and practices.

  • We have an active Diversity Team, which plans educational staff programming; employees are required to attend at least two hours of diversity education each year.
  • Each year, employees receive a Cultural Awareness Day off.

CFI has been a champion of creating a diverse workforce, and we have joined other businesses in signing the MMAC pledge to increase the number of African-American and Hispanic/Latino employees in Metro Milwaukee.

Workplace and Culture

An inclusive workplace helps attract and retain talented individuals committed to building a sustainable community. A culturally competent workplace also provides sensitive client service that achieves higher levels of client satisfaction.


Collaborate with our business and community partners to champion diversity and inclusion, as well as help with the elimination of disparities, social injustice and racism. We developed and follow specific guidelines to hire women– and minority-owned certified businesses.

Award-Winning Program

CFI is a proud recipient of the:

  • 2019 Diversity Champion Award from the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, Milwaukee Chapter
  • 2019 Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award, Nonprofit Category
  • Two-time winner of the Wisconsin State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Workplace Diversity Advocate Award, 2010 and 2017
  • 2021 MMAC (Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce) Focus of the Future Award, Equity, Honorable Mention

Impact Report

The CFI 2022 Impact Report combines inspiring stories and demographic information as well as information on CFI’s impact and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Meet the Team

Al Hill portrait

Al Hill Jr.

Senior Director of Diversity and Cultural Competence

Sonny Nious-Randle's portrait for CFI

Sonja “Sonny” Y. Nious-Randle

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
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What We Do

• An opportunity to increase our appreciation for the richness brought by different skills, abilities, attitudes, perspectives and approaches

• A commitment to promote understanding and cooperation between people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to provide culturally competent client services

• An open approach to collaborate with community agencies and businesses in understanding and promoting diversity

Contact Info & Location

Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 414-937-2020
Email: info@cfihope.org

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233