We believe that Change requires social impact + economic impact. What would it look like if we – as people and the organizations we lead – all made a commitment to an equitable life for everyone? If we understood the root causes of inequity and could identify the ways that we – schools, non-profits, businesses, and government could play a role in building a more equitable community? This Equity Toolkit is brought to you by The Mind Trust and Beloved Community. The intended audience for this toolkit are schools, districts, and committees who are tasked with developing a racial equity, diversity or inclusion initiative.
This Equity Toolkit contains 3 phases that have been identified to support organizations or schools in operationalizing racial equity.
The phases include:
How do you mobilize yourself for racial equity work? Mobilizing the self to operationalize racial equity work into organizational practices.
How do you mobilize stakeholders in your org? Mobilizing stakeholders to operationalize racial equity into organizational practices.
How do we mobilize for organizational-wide racial equity? Mobilizing organizational-wide change to operationalize racial equity.
Each phase contains 3 stages (developing, mid, high) and steps to lead organizational committees through the process of operationalizing racial equity into their school/district/school. Each stage includes: Questions to consider, actions to consider, and resources are built into each sub-phase. We recommend that you move through each phase sequentially, with the reminder that teams can be in several phases at one time. Teams can also circle back to phases depending on the particular racial equity, diversity or inclusion initiative they may be focused on at the moment.
About The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust is an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit that works to build a system of schools that gives every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education. The Mind Trust does this by building a supportive environment for schools through policy and community engagement, empowering talented, diverse educators to launch new schools, and providing existing schools with the support they need to hire world-class talent and achieve excellence. Since 2006, The Mind Trust has supported the launch of 41 schools, 14 education nonprofit organizations, and has helped place more than 1,600 teachers and school leaders in Indianapolis classrooms. Learn more at themindtrust.org.
About Beloved Community
Beloved Community is a racial equity and economic equity consulting firm focused on supporting organizations, schools, and workplaces in developing sustainable plans and strategies for operationalizing diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that Change requires social impact + economic impact. What would it look like if we – as people and the organizations we lead – all made a commitment to an equitable life for everyone? If we understood the root causes of inequity and could identify the ways that we – schools, non-profits, businesses, and government could play a role in building a more equitable community? You can learn more about Beloved Community via our webpage, or contact email@example.com with any questions.