Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP): Racial Equity Analysis and Resources

Policy solutions that dismantle structural and institutional racism and recognize individuals as assets to their communities and the country.

Tagged under Equity/Diversity/InclusionGuides and Reports, Data/Evaluation, Public Policy, Re-entry, Child Care Access, African Americans, Latinos

Conducting Evaluation Using a Culturally Responsive and Racial Equity Lens

This document is designed to provide evaluators with a practical way to examine their own backgrounds, beliefs, and biases and improve their capability of conducting evaluation using a culturally responsive and racial equity lens; develop designs and protocols that produce evaluation questions capable of teasing out nuances that are often overlooked by common evaluation processes; and assess an organization’s (governance, leadership, and staff) commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Connecting People to Work

Connecting People to Work features case studies of organizations implementing sector-based workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries, and highlights how policy and economic changes and new practices among education and training institutions are affecting workforce development efforts. It also includes evaluation results and a review of major sector-financing strategies.

The book was co-edited by Maureen Conway of the Aspen Institute, and Robert P. Giloth of the Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. June 2014.

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The Cost of Segregation

The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of regional policy advisers, analyzed segregation patterns in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country and found that segregation is not only an issue in low-income communities or communities of color. Everyone pays a price, measured in lost income, lives and education. 

D5 Coalition Analysis of Policies, Practices, and Programs for Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

This report provides a comprehensive scan of existing written and web-based resources from philanthropy and the fields of organizational effectiveness and social justice in order to identify existing policies, practices, and tools, which can inform and guide action by philanthropies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Diversity Practices That Work: The American Worker Speaks

This report is the most comprehensive study to date (2005) of employees’ attitudes regarding programs and policies designed to foster diversity and inclusion. By determining what employees value and appreciate, the National Urban League hopes to provide some frequently requested guidance to American businesses that are looking not only to do the right thing but to do it the right way.

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review

This article analyzes the scholarship on diversity-training outcomes utilizing a systematic literature review (SLR) and provide insights for future research. The article advances our understanding of diversity training outcomes through the integration of three perspectives: the business case, learning, and social justice perspectives.

Equitable and Inclusive Growth Strategies for American Cities

America needs a new growth model— a model of economic growth that is truly inclusive. This chapter points to initiatives that embody an equity-driven growth model: workforce development and training strategies that connect workers to jobs and opportunities; regional economic development strategies that link local workforce, housing,and community development efforts; anchor- based efforts that engage in community partnerships to create positive social and economic impact; and entrepreneurship initiatives that foster and support the creation, innovation, and expansion of local business.