FORESTDALE AWARDED GRANT TO PROMOTE RACIAL EQUITY FROM NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST
In January of this year, Forestdale was awarded a New York City Racial Equity Learning Lab grant. The Lab is an 8-month learning-to-action process grant to help us advance our commitment to racial equity. This award presents Forestdale with a challenge that we are prepared to meet head-on—holding frank discussions about race and its influence over a wide scope of our operational and programmatic aspects such as hiring, interpersonal relationships, supervision, Board composition, and partnerships with potential funders.
This is an excellent time in both Forestdale and America’s history to participate in such critical work, and we look forward to having the necessary discussions, learning about and practicing racial equity tools, and ultimately developing our capacity to implement racial equity policies and protocols. We thank the New York Community Trust for believing in us and our vision of a more just future for all, and we look forward to working with the Racial Equity Lab presenters, Race Forward.