Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government

The toolkit by GARE shares the stories and lessons learned from local government leaders across the country who have built (and continue to build) racial equity strategies. We have seen success with advancing racial equity and government transformation with the following six strategies: (1) Using a racial equity framework, (2) Building organizational capacity, (3) Implementing racial equity tools, (4) Being data-driven, (5) Partnering with other institutions and communities, (6) Communicating and act with urgency.

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Best Practices or Best Guesses? Assessing the Efficacy of Corporate Affirmative Action and Diversity Policies

Employers have experimented with three broad approaches to promoting diversity. Some programs are designed to establish organizational responsibility for diversity, others to moderate managerial bias through training and feedback, and still others to reduce the social isolation of women and minority workers. These approaches find support in academic theories of how organizations achieve goals, how stereotyping shapes hiring and promotion, and how networks influence careers. This is the first systematic analysis of their efficacy.

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Beyond Social Justice: The Threat of Inequality to Workforce Development

This report, written by Patrick Kelly of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, calls upon an array of state-by-state data to help WICHE’s member states better understand the scope of the challenge facing them and the relationships between educational attainment and workforce participation for different racial/ethnic groups. It paints a sobering picture of how much progress needs to be made in ensuring that all residents are well prepared to succeed in the global knowledge economy, in order that the U.S. can retain its place at the forefront of nations.

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.

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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 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.

Establishing a Diversity Program is Not Enough: Exploring the Determinants of Diversity Climate

This study responds to recent evidence that diversity climate moderates the relationship between diversity and
organizational performance and answers calls for empirical attention to understanding how diversity climates are created and managed. This study provides an organizational level investigation of the determinants of perceptions of diversity climate among employees.