A Collection of Key Race Equity and Inclusion Resources

Updated on August 18, 2020 and originally posted August 8, 2015 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Many factors contribute to the success of every child. Race equity and inclusion work focuses on advancing equal opportunities for all – a goal that is essential to improving outcomes for children, families and communities.

The Foundation has developed a growing library of resources and tools to assist in this effort. Bookmark this post – and visit regularly – to learn the latest on embedding a race equity frame into your work today.

Key Race Equity and Inclusion Resources

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps To Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization
A guide that helps organizations and individuals become change agents for advancing race equity in their work.

Race for Results Report
A KIDS COUNT report that explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity by comparing how children fare across key milestones at both the state and local levels.

Race for Results: Index Methodology
A 12-part index examining a child’s success at each stage of life until adulthood.

Changing the Odds: The Race for Results in Atlanta
A report that explores how race and community of residence create barriers that keep kids – and particularly kids of color – from reaching their full potential.

It’s Time To Talk: How to Start Conversations About Racial Inequities
This is the first case study in a series of five which lift up recommendations from the Race for Results report. It provides strategies to bring leaders together for authentic conversations about race. 

By The Numbers: Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Policies, Practices and Decision-Making
The second of five Race for Results case studies, it examines the importance of using disaggregated data to inform practice and policies.

Diversifying Grantees and Consultants for More Equitable Results
An issue brief that helps organizations identify and engage grantees and partners in promoting equitable results.

Guidelines for Authentic Conversations About Race
An issue brief focused on the need to develop a safe space within organizations to have authentic conversations about race.

Advancing the Mission: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Tools for hardwiring equity, diversity and inclusion into the culture of an organization.

3 Tools for Getting Started
Three tools – What’s Race Got to Do With It?, Racial Equity Impact Analysis, and How To Talk About Race – to help organizations start race equity work off right.

Race Equity and Inclusion Expert Advisory Panel

The Foundation works with a panel of experts to advance race equity and inclusion work. These thought partners and the organizations they represent are at the forefront of the equity agenda and instrumental in developing other resources for the field. This list was updated on May 24, 2017, and, therefore, differs from the version originally posted.

James Bell
Bell is the founder and executive director of The W. Haywood Burns Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic disparity in the juvenile justice system.

Deepak Bhargava
Bhargava is the president of the Center for Community Change, founded during the Civil Rights Movement and dedicated to empowering lower-income people and their communities through policy advocacy.

Angela Glover Blackwell
Glover Blackwell is the founder and president of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute for advancing economic and social equity within policymaking.

Peter Edelman
Edelman, an expert in constitutional law, poverty law and social welfare, is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University School of Law. He is an 

Glenn Harris
Harris is the president of Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), a nonprofit that develops policy strategies aimed at transforming structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion.

Wade Henderson
Henderson is the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a leading civil and human rights coalition committed to fighting discrimination in all forms and expanding opportunity for all Americans.

Alan Jenkins
Jenkins is the co-founder and executive director of The Opportunity Agenda, a nonprofit working to build national will for expanding opportunity in America.

Terry Keleher
Keleher is the thought leader and practice specialist at Race Forward, which advances racial justice through research, media and practice.

Marielena Hincapié
Hincapié is the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, an organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants in the United States.

Manuel Pastor, Ph.D.
Dr. Manuel Pastor is a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California and leads at the Environmental and Regional Equity program and Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration within USC’s Donsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

john a. powell
powell is the director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, which brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive just and sustainable society.

Nathaniel Smith
Smith is the founder and chief equity officer for Partnership for Southern Equity, a center focused on policies and actions that promote equity and shared prosperity in metropolitan Atlanta.

Arturo Vargas
Vargas is the executive director for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), a nonprofit that facilitates opportunities for Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Kent Wong
Wong is the director for UCLA Labor Center, which lifts up industry standards, creates jobs that are good for communities and strengthens immigrant rights with a focus on immigrant students and youth.

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