We hope that the tools in this guide, developed through our own work and that of our grantees and partners, can support you in having productive conversations and allow you and your diverse partners to achieve dramatically better results in your community. This guide is split into two main sections:
- Background and information on where to start when thinking about and agreeing on data, applying racial equity lens and adopting a continuous improvement approach work to achieve population changes
- Tools and resources that have been useful in communities who are at different stages of their Collective Impact and Racial Equity work.
This guide is a curation of various tools and resources we have used at Living Cities and is by no means exhaustive. It is built on the work of many organizations and individuals who are committed to racial equity, which include Interaction Institute for Social Change, Government Alliance on Race and Equity, Race Forward, Center for Social Inclusion, and StriveTogether.