Welcome to the New Braunfels Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness (IDEA) Forum. The purpose of the IDEA Forum is to examine racial, economic, and social inequities and citizen access issues within our community, to promote citizen dialogue and cooperation, and to develop solutions for a lasting understanding of all groups within the community.

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Take the Pledge

On September 7, 2022 member of the community joined together to kick off the IDEA Forum’s Pledge Drive. Over 250 members of the community and local organizations pledged to commit to a mindset and practices that exemplify acceptance, compassion, and dignity for all.

For more information on how to take the pledge or support this initiative, please contact us at ideaforumnb@gmail.com.

Comunity Pledge

Random Acts of Inclusion and Community

Since the holiday season is  a natural time for being thankful and appreciating one another, what better way to celebrate our community than by participating in Random Acts of Inclusion and Community?  We invite all of you to spread this contagious, positive energy by taking actions to be inclusive to others in our community this holiday season.Then share your Random Acts of Inclusion and Community on social media and using our hashtags and tagging the IDEA Forum. Ensuring that everyone feels included in some way can make a huge positive change, in your neighborhood, school and community. We would love to see an overwhelming response to this initiative (through the new year) and hope that others will follow suit.

Upcoming Meetings

Join us at out next General Meeting- TBD

Please check back for meeting details.

Community Events

Affordable Housing Forum

The League of Women Voters- Comal Area (LWVCA) and the New Braunfels IDEA Forum are co-hosting a public forum on affordable housing on January 25, 2023 at 7 pm. This event will be held at the McKenna Center, 801 W. San Antonio Street.

City University Applications are Now Open

New Braunfels City University is now accepting applications for the class of 2023. This free program allows residents to see the inner workings of the city government. City University is an 8-week program with sessions held weekly from March 23 through May 8, 2023. Applications are due by Feb. 10 and can be found at www.newbraunfels.gov/CityU. In order to qualify, applicants must be at least 17 years of age and a resident of New Braunfels or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.


2 days 10 hours ago

Comal County Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer Application process is open for the Casas De Esperanza community. Applications are available now and deadline to turn in


2 days 13 hours ago

Happy Birthday to the first lady of civil rights, Rosa Parks, an American activist, best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.


4 days 6 hours ago

National Freedom Day celebrates the signing of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States in 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln. Major Richard