EVERYONE

DESERVES A QUALITY EDUCATION

A quality education should not be a matter of race, and the DC Equity Lab won't stop until that is not only the truth, but the reality.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WAY

OFF BALANCE.

African American youth represent 18% of students, but 35% of the students suspended once, 46% of those suspended more than once, and 39% of the students expelled.*

1 in 3 African American boys and 1 in 6 Latino boys will be incarcerated at some point in their lives. This is compared to 1 in 17 White boys.**

*CIVIL RIGHTS DATA COLLECTION (2014)
**SENTENCING PROJECT (2013)

1/3

AFRICAN AMERICAN

1/6

LATINO

1/17

WHITE

Male Incarceration Rates

BUT WHO'S GOING TO

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

Over 80% of the education workforce in the U.S is White including in city centers where students of color make up the majority of the population enrolled.


In a race against a system where the odds are already stacked against them, people of color are barely represented.


WE NEED TO CHANGE THIS RACE.

We need to train our representatives and their ideas for endurance.

And that's where we — the movers, shakers, and change-makers — come in. The DC Equity Lab facilitates the generation, launch, and scale of transformative ideas by and for people of color.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

TRANSFORMATIVE IDEAS CAN RECREATE SOCIETY.

All people have transformative ideas, especially people of color. Unfortunately, many of these ideas never move to action. With the right tools, support, and training, these ideas can been refined, tested, and brought to market. They can move from ideation to action.

INNOVATION THROUGH COALITION IS TRANSFORMATIVE.

Isolation never inspires new ideas. We can transform the experience of students by building coalition and working together across racial and socio-economic difference.

EQUITY IS INTENTIONAL.

We can design for it, scale it, and recreate society.

NOW COME AND ACT!

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