Collaborative partnerships are core to the ethos of the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy—and vital to making an impact where it matters most.
We actively partner with diverse communities and work with groups, both externally and internally at RAND, to create space for discussion and elevate voices often unrepresented in policy discourse.
Part of the center’s mission is to set research findings in motion through leadership and civic action. We proactively nurture policy leaders of the future, engage with storytellers and artists active in this space, and engage in accessible civil discourse.
The center is open to new partnerships in these and other areas related to the advancement of racial equity through policy.
The Iguchi Initiative honors Martin Iguchi, a groundbreaking leader who pioneered work on issues of racial equity and underserved populations. Iguchi was a true humanitarian who deeply understood the importance of diversifying the field of policy analysis and the need to apply RAND research to real community issues.
The Initiative builds on Iguchi’s legacy to champion dialogue and engagement between social justice leaders, underserved populations, and RAND policy analysts. Social justice leaders design and mobilize social change that can bring insights to policy analysis, but too often, these voices are not included in policy research.
Conversations about racial and gender equity are advancing to the forefront—both in the living room and the boardroom. To meet this expansion, equity impact work across sectors has exploded, as has the number of practitioners engaging in equity impact work. Through the RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy, the National Coalition for Equity Impact (NCEI) is creating spaces for ongoing training, education, and credentialing of leaders in racial equity capabilities.
Developing green and smart infrastructure solutions requires a multi-disciplinary approach and collaboration among stakeholders. The goal of this summit is develop ways to support including marginalized populations in public policy decisions. This hybrid event is hosted by Cal Endowment in Los Angeles. Registration closes on May 19.
The second National Coalition for Equity Impact (NCEI) summit will discuss ‘Innovations in Equity—Contextualizing US and International Perspectives’. Topics include inclusive practices in standards development, neurodiversity, digital equity, algorithms/machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Equity impact work across sectors has exploded, as has the number of practitioners engaging in equity impact work. A set of standards of practice is needed to advance equity impact in practice and policy through being equity-centered and intersectional, with the ultimate goal of changing systems, not just hearts and minds.
Oct 3, 2022
Interested graduate students and external researchers at partner organizations can apply to work with the Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy on developing solutions to today's racial equity public policy challenges, resources permitting. Fellows gain practical research experience in areas such as diversity, equity, education, and inclusion.
Research internships are developed based on shared interest and need, and involve interdisciplinary work in research, design, moderation, and reporting of racial equity. Research interns collaborate with the center and partnering organizations to engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion-centered trainings, contribute to data analysis, and write reports, white papers, and commentaries.
In 2021-2022, the center partnered with the Sustainable Progress & Equality Collective (SPEC) to select research interns to assist in a unique, year-long project contributing to SPEC’s research and development projects and community building initiatives.