Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 8, 2015


Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field. It works by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.

Table of Contents

Key Racial Equity and Inclusion Takeaway

Racial justice advocacy today must focus on preventing racism

Anyone can advocate for social justice. To help prevent racism and ensure race equity, start where you are and with the people around you to champion and embed inclusion within your organization. 

Findings & Stats

Data Gathering

Disaggregated data should be broken apart by race, gender and other demographic variables. 

Strategic Assessment

A systems analysis can help prioritize strategies and solutions.

Evaluation Cycle

Investments in policy change, systems reform and program delivery should be continually evaluated.  

Statements & Quotations