Racial Equity NOW

The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Racial Equity NOW Cohort for Non-Profits is a deep learning experience for organizations ready to grow in their racial equity journey. Racial Equity NOW is designed to provide organizations with racial equity training, coaching, case study presentations, policy review and development, outcomes development and a community-based history tour.

Apply for the Racial Equity NOW Fort Worth Cohort!

The Racial Equity NOW Cohort offers three key outcomes for participating organizations. Participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of race, racism, racial healing, racial equity and racial justice, and improve their leadership capacity on racial equity policies and practices within their organization and for their communities;
  • Draft a racial equity organizational assessment, a racial equity theory of change, and a racial equity policy statement;
  • Create a racial equity project/program and receive up to $10,000 in grant funding to implement their organizational racial equity strategy plans.

Racial Equity NOW will provide learning opportunities for personnel at all levels of the organization with a requirement that participants include a Board member, Executive Director/President/CEO, and a direct service-level staff member.

A cohort group of 14-16 nonprofits will be selected through an equitable application and interview process and will be asked to make a 7-month commitment to this program. Participants will attend a series of workshops, as well as be provided with one-on-one racial equity coaching. All training and coaching expenses will be provided by Dallas TRHT.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENTS

The sessions will be held on:
2/14/2023
3/21/2023
4/18/2023
5/16/2023
6/20/2023
7/18/2023
8/15/2023
9/19/2023
10/17/2023
11/14/2023

Participants will be provided with up to 60 hours of time during the year-long program to work with their racial equity coach. The hours can be used according to each organization's preference through December 2023.

All workshops (with some exceptions) will be held in a Fort Worth location. One-on-one coaching can be conducted in-person, by phone or by email. In-person coaching should be considerate of up-to-date CDC guidelines and social distancing requirements. Accepted participants will be provided with advance notification of session dates & times, location and type of attendee required.

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

To be eligible to participate in the Racial Equity NOW Fort Worth Cohort, organizational applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 51% of the total population served by the organization must be residents of Tarrant County.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Dallas TRHT is looking for applications that will:

  • Make the case for your organization’s need and readiness to engage in capacity building and leadership development to address racial equity;
  • Describes your organization's ability to be an organization that will benefit from the training and bring about transformative change in our local and regional community;
  • Focus on building organizational effectiveness to conduct internal and external racial equity policy and systems change;
  • Describe the anticipated difference the cohort will make on your organization;
  • Offer insight on the organization’s knowledge gaps about racial equity and the impact it has on the organization and the community it serves;
  • Complete the application having answered the questions fully and with transparency on the organization’s readiness to address racial equity.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The most complete application will:

  • Make the case for your organization’s need and readiness to engage in capacity building and leadership development to address racial equity; 
  • Describes your organization's ability to be an influential organization that will benefit from the training and bring about transformative change in key areas of society; 
  • Focus on building organizational effectiveness to conduct internal and external racial equity policy and systems change; 
  • Describe the anticipated difference the cohort will make on the organizations; 
  • Offer insight into the organization’s knowledge gaps about racial equity and the impact it has on the organization and the community it serves.
  • Complete the application having answered the questions completely and with transparency on the organization’s readiness to address racial equity. 

RE NOW COHORT APPLICATION PROCESS

Completed applications must be submitted on or before December 9th at 5:00 p.m. to racialequitynowtx.org. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  Applicants will be notified by e-mail if more information is needed.  Please contact Laura Quintero Chavez (lauraq@dallastrht.org) or Veronica Alvarez (veroa@dallastrht.org) if you have any questions about guidelines or application requirements. All applicants will be required to attend a panel interview as the final step in the application process.  Panel participants should include the CEO, Board member, and one additional staff member. Panel interviews will begin on December 12th and run through December 20th. Panel interviews will be 30-45 minutes in length and held with the TRHT application review team. 

Final decisions on cohort selection will be emailed by January 12th, 2023.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete the online application
  2. A letter signed by the Chair of the Board and Executive Director articulating organizational commitment to racial equity and RE Now for Nonprofits participation
  3. Attachments should be uploaded with the application as a PDF.
  4. Submit your application below:

 

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