In light of the vitriol and divisiveness of the recent election, Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) partners have chosen to publicly reaffirm their commitment to equity for children in our community.

On Tuesday, November 15th, the Executive Directors of many of EC2C’s forty partner organizations and key members of their Boards of Directors came together to explore what it means to view their work with an equity lens and to work toward becoming equitable organizations.

Each organization committed to conducting an equity self-assessment and to identify key areas of challenge to address in the coming year.  On Friday, Partner organizations signed off on the EC2C Equity Statement and posed for a picture to express their support.

EC2C Equity Statement

Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) partners commit to acknowledge, confront, and eradicate the racial, social, and other systemic inequities within their organizations and in the community that undermine access and opportunity for Evanston’s youth, particularly youth of color, to reach their life potential.