1. Use the Racial Equity Fund to help community groups develop creative strategies to build racial equity by addressing structural racism.
    • The funding process encourages groups to work together and simplifies reporting requirements.
    • A minimum of $60,000 is awarded each year.
  2. Lead the Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable. The Roundtable is a partnership of community groups and institutions that organizes to address systemic racism and focuses on collective action to achieve equity in education and criminal justice.
  3. Provide RSJ training to all City boards, commissions and advisory groups to ensure that these appointed community representatives apply a racial equity lens in their advisory roles.
  4. Expand the Community Institute for Racial Equity to strengthen community leadership and action for racial justice through training and support. The Community Institute offers free workshops to individuals and also provides intensive training and support to organizations that make a commitment to create racial equity within their own group as well as through their work with clients, partners and the community. Both community groups and City staff design and facilitate these offerings.
  5. Build public will for racial equity through partnerships and special projects, including arts and culture, to achieve structural change. In education, the City will partner with institutions including preschools and two- and four-year colleges to create cradle-to-career pathways for Seattle residents.