Welcome our newest members, Bloomington Minnesota and the Washington Department of Early Learning!
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GARE Welcomes New Members:


Bloomington Minnesota

The City of Bloomington, MN. is a changing community. As local demographics continue to shift, the City acknowledges the importance of taking leadership in advancing racial equity within Bloomington. This will increase the cultural competency of the community and also ensure that local government is diverse and inclusive.

Read their full bio here.

The Washington Department of Early Learning

The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) has committed to a goal of ensuring that ninety percent of children in Washington are ready for kindergarten by 2020, with race and family income no longer predictors of success. The purpose of the Department’s Racial Equity Initiative is to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy that strengthens DEL’s capacity to advance racial equity in the early learning system and eliminate disparities in outcomes for children.

Read their full bio here.

For more information about GARE, click here

[Webinar] #CitiesResist: Three Communities Implementing HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Commitment

When: Thursday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. PT/1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Join us for the next webinar in our #CitiesResist series, produced in partnership with the PolicyLink. HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, released in 2015, is a critical equitable growth policy that provides spatial data and a planning process to ensure federal investments go towards ensuring all people can live in communities of opportunity—regardless of race/ethnicity, physical ability, or family status.

Learn about the status of the policy from national expert Harriet Tregoning, who oversaw the implementation of the AFFH rule while at HUD, and hear from practitioners and advocates in Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Wilmington who have already implemented the AFFH rule. Register here to learn how you can use the AFFH rule to build a stronger, more inclusive city.


Highlights from the GARE blog

Racial Equity, Youth, Arts and Culture Call for Submissions (Alameda County region)
GARE will be having our annual membership meeting in Oakland from the evening of May 2nd through late afternoon on May 4th. As a part of our meeting, we are interested in supporting and learning from local youth leaders via arts and culture in the Alameda County region. For more information on submission criteria, click here

Meet our newest GARE team member!

Gordon F. Goodwin
GARE Midwest Regional Project Manager 
Gordon brings significant experience to CSI working with senior leadership teams to help nonprofit organizations achieve their mission and program alignment. He has 30 years of experience working with (and for) foundations, community development organizations and public : private sector consortia in metropolitan and rural settings.

Gordon is based in Saint Paul, MN.  He will serve He is married, a proud parent of 2 adult children, a caretaker for 2 small dogs, and spends time repairing and riding motorcycles in his spare time.

To read his full bio, click here.

In the News

The City of Asheville North Carolina is hiring an Equity and Inclusion Manager. 

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board’s Welcoming Statement to Immigrants and Refugees.
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