What We’re Doing
Develop and implement a comprehensive racial equity strategy. This strategy will include a racial equity framework or shared approach to leading for equity and a racial equity plan with specific goals and priorities that lead to the greatest impact on closing opportunity gaps and removing barriers for children, families and professionals of color.
Develop and continually refine tools and processes necessary to implement the racial equity strategy, including tailored racial equity impact analysis tools, an agency-wide family, community and stakeholder engagement protocol and disaggregated data and metrics to measure the impact of DEL’s actions.
Train and support DEL staff to increase their knowledge, awareness and capacity to lead for equity. The first step is to convene and support a Racial Equity Team that will provide leadership in developing the racial equity strategy, tools, training and processes, as well as model culturally and linguistically responsive practices. The team will play a critical role in setting the conditions and environment necessary to engage others in racial equity conversations and efforts.