Equitable and community-focused
Utilizing a culturally competent approach, PERC will support community engagement, development planning and collaborative decision making; increase access to funding streams; and create a new model for community and government to work together.
Why this work is important
For far too long, Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x people in the United States have been excluded from decision making in how federal, state, and local investment dollars are spent within their own communities. This has left people living in these communities with inequitable access to education, employment, wealth, and opportunity.
Investment matters, along with the power to direct that investment.
The Partnership for Equitable and Resilient Communities was created to disrupt systemic barriers that have prevented Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x people from fully participating in this country’s economy.
Racial equity will drive public investment decisions so that all Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x people living in under-resourced communities in the United States have what they need to live fulfilled lives.