Deploying Casey's REI Framework: Lessons from the Civic Sites
As a Foundation committed to improving outcomes for all children, race equity has long been part of Casey’s DNA.
In 2013, staff members created a new race equity and inclusion (REI) framework, which has become a guiding beacon for all of its work. Deploying Casey’s REI Framework: Lessons from the Civic Sites documents the efforts of the Foundation to embed a race equity lens in its programmatic units in Baltimore and Atlanta. Civic site staff agreed to undergo trainings, conduct deep team discussions, study data, engage external partners, identify equity gaps and develop strategies to address concerns. This document shares the story of their experiences, successes, challenges and 10 key lessons learned which encourage better understanding of such work in other Casey units and in the broader field of philanthropy.