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Contact: President                               

Andrew R. Cade                   andrew6503@aol.com



Monday- Friday 9 AM- 4 PM

Springfield Cultural Council
C/O Urban League of Springfield 

1 Federal Street Bldg. 111-3

Springfield, MA 01105


Waleska Lugo-DeJesús is the CEO of Inclusive Strategies and the Director of the Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley, widely recognized for her advocacy for racial and social justice work in identifying educational strategies to create equity. She serves as Commissioner to the Massachusetts Arts & Cultural Council and is a founding member of the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, an advocacy group centered on the experiences of women of color. She has received numerous professional and civic awards including 2019 statewide “Service Hero Award” by Project 351 for helping build a just, inclusive and united global community, 2018 Massachusetts Public Health Association “Community Leadership Award”, 2018 Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Warrior Awarded by Mayor Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, State of Connecticut 100 Women of Color Award in 2018, 2017 Ruth M. Batson Advocate of the Year Award which is the Providers’ Council’s in Boston pinnacle award for excellence in advocacy and 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award for Excellence in addressing Race Relations.