Our Equity Journey

In 2017, Foundation staff and Board began reflecting around our progress advancing college and career readiness for our region’s students. We realized that if we truly wanted to prepare all of New England’s students to succeed, we needed to prioritize our attention on the racial inequities in our education system today.

For that reason, the Foundation began a strategy review and development process, exploring how we could refocus our grantmaking strategy and organizational culture through the lens of racial equity–examining the structures of race that shape experiences and outcomes for every community, with disparate harm directed to people of color.