Equity Summit 2015, Los Angeles, October 27-29. Join Us!

black lives matter

Panelists will discuss how this movement has changed the conversation on racial justice and what will be required to translate its mission and momentum into political and social change on the ground.


Advocates from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York, and all points in between, will be part of interactive panels, tours, and in-depth, skills-building sessions that showcase how equity-focused leaders are impacting policy and practice.


Be part of a group of local leaders connected by issue area, geography, an approach to the work, or another bonding characteristic; and enhance the opportunities to forge relationships, build networks, and strategize for collective action.


Join urban latin dance theater company CONTRA-TIEMPO for a performance around the themes of inclusion, justice, and prosperity, set against the backdrop of one of the country's largest monuments dedicated to inter-racial harmony.

Video: Angela Glover Blackwell, Equity Matters in Collective Impact

"It is so important for those of you who are beginning to do collective impact to know when you are doing it right, you are joining a community that has been waiting for you." -- Blackwell (Click on the image below to hear entire keynote, with Melody Barnes providing introduction.)

Keynote delivered at 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans 

Focus Areas

Delivering the promise of equity requires attention to people and places, which are integrally connected. PolicyLink focus areas underscore this commitment to people and place, recognizing that a full range of opportunities are essential for all to succeed, thrive, and prosper.

Equity Blog

Check out the latest from Equity Blog, a project of PolicyLink to help nurture and inspire the nation’s equity movement. The growing equity community is united in bringing greater opportunity to all Americans — especially those from low-income communities and communities of color — by focusing on creating healthy, stable, and equitable communities.

Hurricane Katrina made it impossible for the world to ignore the entrenched racial disparities within New Orleans. Now 10 years and $71 billion in federal recovery resources later, it is incumbent on us to ask: have the recovery efforts made New Orleans a more equitable city?

This summer, Thunder Valley CDC in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, broke ground on transformative housing development — the first phase of a project that hopes to be a model for Native and rural communities in building sustainable communities that deliver a triple bottom line...

PolicyLink in the News

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