Our Strategic Plan

 

We believe:  In the power of the law to uplift and give voice to those individuals, organizations, and communities most impacted by poverty and racial disparity.

Our Vision:  To root out and dismantle deeply entrenched systems of discrimination, racism, and economic oppression.

Our Mission:  To secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all.

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Pillar 1: Break unjust structures and systems to create racial equity and economic opportunity.

Outcome measures:

  • We establish an intentional process that prioritizes race equity and economic opportunity in choosing our work.

  • Our outcomes increasingly result in new policies, new processes, or structural changes that increase equity.

  • We are a trusted partner and collaborator across a wide array of people and organizations working for change.

  • We broaden and deepen our law firm partnerships to powerfully expand our legal capacity and impact.

Pillar 2: Center the priorities of communities of color as a driving force for our work.

Outcome measures:

  • We establish an intentional process that prioritizes race equity and economic opportunity in choosing our work.

  • Our work is accomplished with mutuality and effective partnership with communities of color.

  • Community-based groups and leaders of color recognize our intentional advocacy and community lawyering model and routinely engage with us for legal advocacy.

Pillar 3: Model our race equity mission and organizational values in our internal culture and structure.

Outcome measures:

  • Race equity is a driving force in staff hiring, retention, and promotions.

  • We apply a race equity lens to decisions about programs, operations, and resource allocation.

  • Our high-performing staff feel appreciated, supported, and valued and that they have what they need in order to do the work.

  • Race equity is a driving force in board composition, leadership, and operations.

Pillar 4: Inspire supporters to build a powerful resource engine that drives our impact.

Outcome measures:

  • Board member engagement in fundraising results in steadily increasing our resources.

  • Board members actively participate in raising our profile and championing our work as a leader for racial equity and economic opportunity.

  • Create new networks, including a fully launched Young Leaders’ Network and a Corporate Leadership Council, to expand our circles of support both within and beyond the legal community.

  • Staff members actively participate in building our networks of supporters.

  • We have robust and increasing financial support from a broad range of sources to carry out our goals.