To solve the most pressing problems of this century, those who are working to make change must name and consider race as the root cause of income and wealth disparities. Only by prioritizing the economic and personal well-being of people of color, particularly Black people, can cities ensure wealth and prosperity for all of their residents.
We are working to ensure that our commitment to issues of racial equity and inclusion, at the systems level, is reflected and centered in all of our work. To do this, we have adopted value and culture norms to guide our action. We work internally to develop our own racial equity competencies through the leadership of our internal racial equity team, Colleagues Operationalizing Racial Equity (CORE). Competency-building workshops allow us and our partners to practice our values through peer sharing, role playing and relationship building to embed what we learn in our strategies, initiatives and everyday decisions.