Inequality and segregation are persistent and urgent challenges. The community development field has powerful tools that can be leveraged to help combat these issues. However, that'll require a paradigm shift: Race, equity, and gender have to be put at the heart of community development work.
In a recent paper—Race, Gender and Equity in Community Development: Top 10 Findings, 6 Ways Forward—CCI consultant Nancy O. Andrews discusses the need for a renewed focus on equity and social justice in community development and provides a prescription for change. The work was jointly published by the Urban Institute, the Opportunity Finance Network, and the Low Income Investment Fund.