“Racial equity is about applying justice and a little bit of common sense to a system that’s been out of balance. When a system is out of balance, people of color feel the impacts most acutely, but, to be clear, an imbalanced system makes all of us pay.”
~ Glenn Harris, President, Race Forward and Publisher, Colorlines
What is the NASCSP Racial Equity Work Group (REWG)?
Established in February 2021, the National Association for State Community Service Program’s Racial Equity Work Group is chartered to help design and facilitate resources for ensuring equitable practices within NASCSP and the CSBG and WAP networks. The REWG will serve as the consultative body for equity projects, programs, and policies at the local, state, and federal levels. The group consists of state administrators of the CSBG and WAP programs and NASCSP Staff.
What is the mission of NASCSP’s REWG?
The Racial Equity Work Group will be a catalyst for change by increasing our focus on the root causes of inequitable practices and policies that are embedded in the United States. The mission of this group is to increase understanding and develop resources that impart strategies on informing the Network of racism in our work, train and empower members to recognize and dismantle racism, and build a network that is equitable and inclusive in practice and policy. Group members will support NASCSP’s efforts to intentionally embed a racial equity lens in policies, programs, and practices in our work and within the entire WAP and CSBG network.