GARE’s official network is comprised of Members and Cohorts:
Within the GARE network, there are two different types of members:
Core Members are those jurisdictions that have made a commitment to advancing racial equity across the breadthand depth of their jurisdiction. This commitment can be demonstrated by development and implementation of a Racial Equity Action Plan, integration of racial equity into other strategic or operational plans, use of a Racial Equity Tool in routine decision making, and/or adoption of legislation that describes the jurisdiction’s commitment.
Associate Members represent individual departments within a jurisdiction. We often see the leadership of an individual department launch racial equity efforts within their own department. When an individual department joins as an Associate Member, they gain access to GARE’s resources and the membership network within their specific area of focus.
GARE convenes cohorts of local and regional government jurisdictions to provide a structured curriculum for cities, counties, and states to learn together, focusing on strategies that normalize conversations about race, operationalize new policies and cultures, and organize to achieve racial equity.
Our current cohorts include: Minnesota, Northern California, Southern California, and Racial Equity Here.
As a result of participating in the cohort, jurisdictions receive tools and resources, including a racial equity training curriculum; a Racial Equity Tool to be used in policy, practice, program and budget decisions; a capacity building plan and organizational structure to institutionalize equity; example policies and practices that help advance racial equity; and a Racial Equity Action Plan template that teams will use to develop their own jurisdiction-specific plan.