Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Community Action movement is deeply rooted in the Civil Rights movement and the fight for justice and equity. Capstone has reflected on our responsibility to further racial justice. Since 2020, this work has become part of the foreground both internally and externally.
Capstone staff formed its own Task Force for racial diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of our statewide partnership of Community Action agencies, staff and leadership attended trainings designed to increase our knowledge of strategies to combat systemic racism. This led to the organization’s commitment to reflect internally. Capstone hired a DEI consultant to identify how Capstone is doing with these practices and learn where improvements are needed. Data collected from staff and board member surveys will be used for this ongoing work, and the outcomes will inform strategies and action plans for the organization’s next steps to improve culture, and our work in the community.