Geniro Dingle

Geniro Dingle is a visionary diversity, equity and inclusion(DEI)practitioner with experience operationalizing strategy within organizations and networks. Most recently he worked at United Way Worldwide(UWW)as Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from 2018-2022. As Director his primary responsibility was increasing the knowledge and use of DEI as a critical business imperative for UWW and its network of United Ways. This included being the primary champion of DEI with a focus on results that increased knowledge and understanding of DEI in organizational learning experiences, development of organization SMARTIE goals and a measured increase in employees’ sense of belonging through engagement surveys. His duties included designing shared strategies, resources and tools that leverage DEIto increase supporters, community impact, donors and public trust. He co-developed all network DEI resources including UWW’s keystone resource, the United Way Equity Toolkit. Additionally, his role was to serve as chief collaborator fostering connection to UWW’s DEI work with key stakeholders.On behalf of the organization he has written on the topic of DEI for the wider public and presented nationally including at Independent Sector’s Upswell Conference.Other duties included coordination of the United Way Equity Summit, managing all the summit’s logistics with a cumulative budget of $300,000. Additionally, he managed multiple grants on behalf of the organization with a cumulative budget of $600,000.

Geniro’s passion for mission driven service started during his fellowship with the Ohio Student Association (OSA) while studying at The University of Akron. As an OSA fellow Geniro worked with other student organizers on higher education issues including student debt. Geniro started his career in the nonprofit sector as a community organizer for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative in his hometown of Akron, OH. As an organizer he led issue-based campaigns focused on racial justice, K-12 education and police reform. His next role was with Housing Up, a small nonprofit in Washington, DC committed to ending homelessness in our nation’s capital. This direct service work paired with his experience as a community organizer has made Geniro a fierce champion for working class people.

Geniro is a graduate of the University of Akron and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Anthropology with a minor in Conflict Resolution.During his time as a student, he was involved in campus activism focused on the student debt crisis as well as the gap in retention rates of Black men in higher education. In his spare time Geniro volunteers with College Tribe, an aftercare programs that focuses on nurturingBlack boys’ interest in STEM.By leveraging his community engagement skills and prior experience as an aftercare instructor, Geniro develops an engaging environment for youth to learn and thrive in.Additionally, Geniro is a member of Southern Maryland for Racial Equality. He has been trained by the organization as a court watcher to ensure the rights of Charles County residents are upheld. As a National Urban Fellow Geniro’s primary interest is developing the skills necessary to enact systems level change within a local and national context.