Creating Inclusive Communities – United Way Salt Lake
Does your family need assistance? 2-1-1 is here to help. Click here to contact us.

We are committed to creating opportunities so that all people, regardless of race, have a fair and equitable chance to succeed in school and life.

 

 

Why We Must Do This Work

Outcomes in our community vary predictably and inequitably based on race. Members of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities have had fewer opportunities and support systems, resulting in an opportunity gap that begins as early as kindergarten and remains throughout their lives.

34%

of students of color tested as Kindergarten-ready in literacy, compared to 67% of their white peers – a 33% gap.

Source: KEEP Entry Tests

17%

of students of color tested as proficient in 8th grade math, compared to 46% of their white peers – a 29% gap.

Source: RISE/SAGE exams

50%

of BIPOC students tested as proficient in 3rd grade reading, compared to 74% of white students–a 24% gap.

Source: Acadience/DIBELS

29%

of Black Utahns are homeowners compared to 70% of white Utahns - a 41% gap.

Source: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute (2021). Data Book: Diversity in Utah

Our Next Steps

 

The Equity Roadmap was created in hopes that it will guide us as we seek out and learn from those impacted by racism and work together, with our staff, partners, community members, government entities, and others, to eradicate it from our community. Because there is so much work still to be done, we are excited by the clarity this roadmap provides, and by the shared purpose, its creation has fostered across our organization.

Centering Equity in Our Work

The Equity Roadmap provides a structured approach to identifying areas of focus and specific actions that will enable us to make significant and measurable progress in addressing inequity in our community.

We’ll use a stepped process to intentionally and thoughtfully plan our approach, guide and assess our actions, and continuously improve. The approach will consist of five discreet areas we’re calling the “Five R’s.”

 

Learn More >

Racial Equity - 5 Rs

Our Commitment to Continued Learning

In order to overcome challenges, we must approach them with humility and a sincere desire to learn. We are committed to actively educating ourselves and invite you to do the same.

Brittany Packnett

Our Commitment to Continued Learning

In order to overcome challenges, we must approach them with humility and a sincere desire to learn. We are committed to actively educating ourselves and invite you to do the same.

 

Our Report Card

To help measure our success in dismantling racism, we have created an Equity Report Card, or a way to highlight the objectives and key results from our Equity Roadmap. The Report Card is designed to help us know where we’ve been, where we are, and what’s next. It focuses on the five R's on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Reflect, Reshape, Report, Refine, Repeat.

 

View Report Card

Our Report Card

To help measure our success in dismantling racism, we have created an Equity Report Card, or a way to highlight the objectives and key results from our Equity Roadmap. The Report Card is designed to help us know where we’ve been, where we are, and what’s next. It focuses on the five R's on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion: Reflect, Reshape, Report, Refine, Repeat.

 

View Report Card

Grassroots Leadership - discussion with parent

Get Involved with Local Organizations

Find ways to make a change through supporting these local organizations who are committed to removing systemic barriers and uplifting people of color in the Salt Lake Community.

XMission