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The Office of Racial Equality & Social Unity

Taking action now to build a better future for communities of color

 

The Vital Voices Podcast

Vital Voices is a podcast from Corning Incorporated that explores innovative ways companies can be a force for good in our communities. Join co-hosts Dr. Millicent Ruffin, director of Corning's Office of Racial Equality and Social Unity, Community Affairs, and podcast producer Sissy Siero this season as they explore how Corning has partnered with local schools from New York to North Carolina to help further their diversity and inclusion efforts in the classroom and beyond.

 
 

We are passionate about taking action to create lasting change and better futures for all, particularly in the Black community.

The Progress Report | Oct 2022

DEI education coordinators take Corning’s diversity efforts into the classroom

Over 50 years, Corning has built a solid track record furthering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) inside our company. But 2020’s protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death revealed the need to do more.

The Conference Board | Jan 2023

Beyond Traditional Philanthropy: Corning and DEI Innovation

In February 2022, Corning participated in a roundtable discussion with The Conference Board to discuss our innovative DEI education coordinator roles. 

Corning.com | Aug 2022

Corning’s Office of Racial Equality and Social Unity Announces 2022 Edge for Tomorrow Future Grant Recipient

How Corning partners with historically Black colleges and universities to develop top STEM talent.

 
 

ORESU in the News

The Progress Report | Sept 2022

NC A&T engineering student Ryan Reese discovers how vital glass is to the future

How Corning partners with historically Black colleges and universities to develop top STEM talent

Savoy Network | Aug 2022

Corning’s Operating Model Increases Diversity, Looks to the Future

ORESU leader Lewis Steverson, EVP and chief legal & administrative officer shares how Corning’s operating model shows how championing diversity is vital to progress.

EDNC | Mar 2022

Edgecombe’s Scholar Teachers program looks forward to first cohort of teachers coming home

The first cohort of Edgecombe County’s Scholar Teachers is completing their student teaching this spring and will be in classrooms next fall as first-year teachers, the culmination of an investment more than five years in the making.

 
 
There is an urgent need to take action and build better futures for disadvantaged groups, especially for those in communities of color. We must work together to build a world where racism and inequality have no place and where opportunity, education, and safety are accessible to all.
Lewis Steverson
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer
 
 

We are passionate about taking action to create lasting change and better futures for all.

Corning is committed to leading our people, businesses, and communities to an intuitive DE&I mindset. This is not just the right thing for us to do – it is also vital for our progress as a company. This approach drives representative leadership, creates opportunities for employees to grow and succeed, and ultimately supports an overall inclusive culture.