Equity: The Soul of Collective Impact

Posted by PolicyLink on November 2, 2015

REPORT JUST PUBLISHED BY POLICYLINK — Equity: The Soul of Collective Impact, by Michael McAfee, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Judith Bell

Something special is happening in America. Community leaders are not only talking about equity, but also redefining the frontiers of work that we must do to achieve it. These leaders play an important role in social change, because they can authentically reflect the wisdom, voice, and experience of communities experiencing poverty, especially communities of color. And through their actions, they can demonstrate their steadfast commitment to dismantle barriers to opportunity and advance racial inclusion. Equity is not an abstract concept; it is something that leaders and communities live, breathe, and feel to their core. This passion, knowledge, sense of urgency, and commitment to advance racial inclusion infuses soul into the work of collective impact—broad, cross-sector coordination.


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