Who We Are
The Shakopee Diversity Alliance (SDA) is a community-based organization made up of volunteers with different ethnic backgrounds and faiths. Most of us live in Shakopee while others work or volunteer in Shakopee. The SDA is not connected with the City of Shakopee nor any other organization in Shakopee. Funding for SDA activities and events is raised through its own fundraising efforts as well as donations and sponsorship from local businesses, groups and community members.
“I decided to cofound Shakopee Diversity Alliance because we were tired of being told we don’t belong here. Shakopee is really close to my heart because it’s my children’s birth place and it’s home to all the students and families I’ve worked with in the district. This is where our roots are. We love Shakopee just as much as any other saber. Diversity is the strength of this city.”
Co founder of Shakopee Diversity Alliance
Ethnic Boom and Shakopee’s First Diversity Summit
More than 140 community members attended the diversity summit that resulted in SDA’s founding