Racial Equity Work Group

What is the mission of the REWG?

Established in February 2021, NASCSP’s 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.

 

Who are our REWG members?

The Work Group consists of state administrators of the CSBG and WAP programs from multiple states and NASCSP staff. The group is chartered to help design and facilitate resources for ensuring equitable practices within NASCSP and the CSBG and WAP networks.

The Work Group is/serves as:

  • A resource for understanding and resolving issues of racial equity and inclusion
  • Primarily focused on increasing equity at the state level and in the CSBG and WAP networks
  • Consultative body for equity projects, programs, and policies at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Helping identify and facilitate racial equity trainings (including identifying gaps in training that are needed)
Name Program State
Beverly Buchanan (President) CSBG AR
Matt Fitzgerald (Vice President) CSBG VA
Leslie Taylor CSBG CA
Angela Fraser CSBG MD
Troy Cucchiara WAP NM
Karen Keith CSBG TX
Stephanie Insinna-Sahondo WAP CO
Lynette Praster CSBG & WAP PA
Amanda Rains WAP WA
Jonathan Ballew NASCSP-WAP MT
Khari Grant NASCSP MD
Jenae Bjelland NASCSP DC
Muska Kamran NASCSP- CSBG DC
Paige Milson NASCSP- CSBG & WAP TX
Britt Pomush NASCSP- CSBG & WAP WA
Donovan Harvey NASCSP- CSBG & WAP MD