Race, Equity & the Future of Greater Washington

The Race, Equity & the Future of Greater Washington Regional Summit, at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), where over 800 regional leaders from Greater Washington—D.C., Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland—will convene to examine existing disparities and co-create a new path toward a racially just and equitable region. While Greater Washington is one of the most socially, culturally, and economically vibrant regions in the country, it is also impacted by disparities in every aspect of life— housing, employment, education, justice, wealth and health; and through aligned and measurable action, cross-sector leaders can close the gaps.

The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, in partnership with HAND, Bridges Across the River, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Greater Washington Community Foundation, Leadership Greater Washington, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and United Way of the National Capital Region, will host this one-of-a-kind summit with three overarching goals:

1.   Develop a regional action agenda to advance racial equity;
2.   Elevate and expand existing racial equity work in the region and promote alignment across sectors; and
3.   Launch a 5-year regional scorecard to develop accountability framework and track sector progress in closing racial disparities in key areas.