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This case study is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, which helps workplaces become more racially equitable places of opportunity. The program supports and inspires companies to take action using four pillars: Attract, Belong, Promote and Influence. Each pillar offers unique opportunities for advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in companies. This case study lifts up actions from the Influence pillar, which focuses on advancing racial equity through a company's products, services or relationships externally.At Beacon Capital Partners, having a workplace that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) means being intentional with choosing external business partners who share those same values. The firm recognized that United States' real estate industry as a whole is an overwhelmingly White, male-dominated business. They initially looked at its recruitment practices to expand their DEI efforts. In doing so, they learned that creating a space of inclusion and belonging went beyond recruiting practices and should also include all the firm's functional engagements. The firm works with numerous vendors and suppliers in its work and saw an opportunity to expand business partner diversity by working with firms holding Minority Women Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE) certification and increasing its total spend on diverse vendors and suppliers at its properties. This led Beacon Capital to pilot its business partner diversity initiative, which lead to an increase in their total property spend on diverse vendors and suppliers from about 4% of controllable operating expense spending with diverse business partners in the pilot properties in 2017 to around 27% of controllable operating expense spending in 2022.
This pilot study investigated the usability and educational effectiveness of delivering Lakou Kajou's Eksploratoryòm audio science program in Haiti via Viamo's interactive voice response (IVR) platform. The research showed that the platform holds great promise for providing an effective way to distribute the Eksploratoryòm's distance learning content to young learners in Haiti, including those in difficult to reach, under-resourced parts of the country.
This case study is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, which helps workplaces become more racially equitable places of opportunity. The program supports and inspires companies to take action using four pillars: Attract, Belong, Promote and Influence. Each pillar offers unique opportunities for advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in companies. This case study lifts up actions from the Attract pillar, which focuses on attracting and hiring professionals of color into a company, in turn increasing representation at all levels of the organization. Steelcase took the following actions:Created a deep data analysis system for hiring practices and listened to employees to understand the current state and to identify opportunitiesResearched best practices for skills-based hiringCreated positions within HR specifically for people who specialize in developing new pipelines and sources for diverse talentRemoved barriers to entry, such as industry experience, whenever possibleRevamped job postings to eliminate biased languageShifted away from a "résumé and pedigree" focus to a skills and competency, evidence-based approachDeveloped a playbook on diverse hiring practices for hiring managers and recruitersTo sustain these efforts, the Steelcase global talent team redesigned its talent acquisition strategy and team structure, identified areas of focus for their recruiting practices, partnered across business units, and engaged current employees to involve them in the hiring process. These efforts resulted in a robust, standardized hiring process that uplifts evidence-based hiring while working to eliminate biases.
This case study is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, which helps workplaces become more racially equitable places of opportunity. The program supports and inspires companies to take action using four pillars: Attract, Belong, Promote and Influence. Each pillar offers opportunities for advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion in companies. This case study lifts up actions from the Attract pillar, which focuses on attracting and hiring professionals of color into a company, in turn increasing representation at all levels of the organization. Oshkosh took the following actions:Researched different data points and benchmarks and set one of their racial equity aspirations: to be an organization with the best talent that reflects broader market demographicsTook their research and collaborated with their Total Rewards and Finance teams to link DE&I representation goals to leader compensationEstablished their DE&I representation goals and milestones and tied them to a formal incentive planMobilized their employees to act by using multiple channels (e.g., key leadership meetings, internal DE&I newsletter) to build awareness of these changes
The report Creating Better Health for People, Animals, and the Planet: Food Systems Insights for Health Professionals showcases 10 food-focused initiatives that have taken action to promote human, ecological, and animal health and well-being. From Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States, the case studies in this report demonstrate how the health sector can play a critical role in food systems transformation.
The report Mobilizing Money and Movements: Creative finance for food systems transformation provides investors with a roadmap of creative finance strategies that support entrepreneurs, farmers, activists, and social movements to transform local food economies. Conducted by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Transformational Investing in Food Systems Initiative (TIFS), this report showcases six food-focused initiatives that have incorporated unique investment strategies that blend a spectrum of financial capital to both stimulate social enterprise and achieve sustainable, equitable, and secure food systems.
This resource is a case study created in partnership with the Friday Institute's PEER team, entitled "The Opportunity to Dream". The study focuses on the impact of the TIP Early Learning Network's third cohort and their use of the Liberatory Design process in promoting equity and opportunity for underrepresented groups. The study highlights the positive outcomes and benefits resulting from the implementation of the Liberatory Design process, specifically in the work of Edgecombe and Wake's prototypes. The case study serves as a valuable reference for those interested in understanding the impact of using the Liberatory Design process as part of the TIP Early Learning Network.
Farm to Early Care and Education. Deeping a stakeholder coalition & developing a F2ECE that could be offered statewide.
This briefing details the findings from our 2020 Strengthening Border Families study, which identified barriers and facilitators to service receipt among immigrant families with young children in Doña Ana County. We also present preliminary results from a survey of frontline workers serving immigrant families across a variety of community settings. We discussed policy and practice recommendations and next steps for the local community and state of New Mexico. We were joined by guest speaker Margie McHugh from the Migration Policy Institute's (MPI) National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, who shared new data about the population of dual language learners (DLLs) in NM and opportunities for improving equity in early childhood policies and programs for children in immigrant families. Margie's Powerpoint slides are available below, including links to various fact sheets and data sets on DLLs referenced during the briefing.MULTIPHASE STUDY:* PHASE I Community and government agency representative Zoom interviews to examine perceptions of accessibility and quality of services for immigrant families before and during the COVID-19pandemic.* PHASE II Online survey of frontline workers about the accessibility and quality of services forimmigrant families.STUDY GOALS:Understand community perceptions of accessibility and quality of their services for immigrantfamilies with young children;Identify barriers and facilitators for immigrant families accessing services;Develop policy and practice solutions to improve supports for immigrant families with young children in the NM borderlands and throughout the state. ***To access this resource please click the Download button (to the right) then via Publisher will show and double-click that button.
Farm to Early Care and EducationImpact Report 2017-2021
The case study titled "Rocky River Elementary School: An Implementation of a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum and Sensory Integration Tools for All Students" provides insight into the implementation of a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and sensory integration tools at Rocky River Elementary School. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of this program on students' social-emotional development, academic performance, and behavior. The study provides a comprehensive overview of the SEL curriculum and sensory integration tools that were used, the steps taken to implement the program, and the results observed after the implementation.
The way a community shapes their city, in turn shapes them. There is growing recognition that wherepeople live, work, and play has a significant impact on one's mental, physical, social, environmental, andeconomic well-being.1It is through this lens that communities in the U.S. are exploring ways that canbetter foster healthier outcomes and eliminate health inequities. One such strategy is theimplementation of neighborhood planning initiatives that can rebuild and revitalize equitable spaces thatreflect the needs and wants of local community residents.
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