A Collection of Key Race Equity and Inclusion Resources

Updated August 18, 2020 | 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
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
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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