Our commitment to racial justice starts with learning – Hewlett Foundation – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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I’ve dedicated most my life to education and equity — whether as a program officer in the Hewlett Foundation’s Education Program, as a leader at two education nonprofits that were also funded by Hewlett, or as a Congressional staffer. I’ve done this because I believe deeply in the power of learning to change lives and mindsets, and because I know that prioritizing equity is an essential part of helping everyone — particularly those most impacted by systemic racism — lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

That same commitment to learning and equity is now at the heart of my work as Hewlett’s first-ever Chief of Equity and Culture, and it was central in the decision to spend my first months in the position talking to colleagues to deepen my understanding. What I heard was a chorus of people actively committed to integrating racial justice and equity into their own work and eager for an ambitious, proactive approach to advancing racial justice across the foundation’s operations, culture, and grantmaking.

I’m heartened to be joined in this wor


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