Through the Community Equity Project (CEP), the Delaware Community Foundation is supporting a cohort of 12 leaders with experience addressing equity issues to define a shared vision and set of priorities to address lasting challenges in our communities.
A focus on equity is crucial to building opportunity for all. There is a growing opportunity gap in this country – an increasing imbalance in the opportunities people have to succeed. Many Delawareans start with so few opportunities and face so many challenges that they have little chance of achieving educational and economic success, no matter how hard they work.
What does our community mean when we call for increased equity? Where should funders focus their resources? What policies and systemic barriers to equity need to be addressed and how? What are the most promising strategies that will effect real, positive change in Delaware? How can we collaborate to activate and scale these innovative strategies?
Our Shared Goal
From May through December 2019, the cohort will share perspectives and history, listen and learn from lived experience and local and national voices, and ultimately define goals and aspirations for a more equitable Wilmington along with best practices or innovative strategies that might get us there. This collective impact process will be facilitated by Social Contract, an organization that was founded to help communities solve complex social challenges.
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