"As a coalition of community-based and social justice organizations based primarily in communities of color, we are working for all people to have quality housing, good jobs and job access, environmental quality, and transportation access, among other things as steps to reach the society we want."
LET’S TALK ACTION!
Action for Equity provides comment on changes to City of Boston linkage requirements. More funding must be used for the services needed to connect BIPOC residents to quality jobs, including residents who already have credentials, experience, and transferable skills, but who have been excluded. Read our statement here.
Want to join in a resident participatory research project to discuss how we can share in Boston’s quality jobs? Join our Jobs Equity Campaign Committee. Together, we will be creating a list of resident impacts and design a report or statement to begin to make changes we see are necessary.
1st Jobs Equity Campaign Committee meeting of 2023: Thursday, January 26th, 6 PM, at Montserrat Aspirers, 358 Washington St, Four Corners, Dorchester, 02124. Click here for the invitation and information.
What are the best DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) practices for employers hiring, retaining, and promoting BIPOC people?
MBTA is redesigning bus routes—we have a Bus Network Redesign Community Survey. TAKE IT HERE!
Action for Equity awarded $250,000 by the
Massachusetts Office of Housing and Economic Development to “provide access to quality jobs for BIPOC along Boston's Fairmount Corridor by gaining access to jobs traditionally held by non-people of color such as the tech industry, elevate coordinated community leadership to drive the pipeline and communicate that residents have education and skills that are transferable and strengthen the network of community organizations.” This is an Intervention for Transformation. Read more
18 million sq. ft. of R&D/labs under development! 45,000 new jobs!
Who is getting those jobs? Action for Equity/Jobs Action Network is reaching out to all stakeholders to develop a plan for access and on-ramps for BIPOC and residents. Read more