Equitable Recovery Strategies: Investing In Communities
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) have responded quickly and nimbly to ensure Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who have been most impacted have access to timely and accurate information in multiple languages, tests and vaccines, food, internet, and so much more. These organizations are essential partners, trusted by the people they serve, who have taken on public health work that often goes beyond their core missions and programming because their communities need it. As we enter the recovery stage of the pandemic, what can we learn from the leadership of these CBOs who build power and foster strong communities and are showing us the path to a healthy future for all Californians? How can we support and strengthen their role as critical partners to the people they serve and to the public sector in order to best meet the rising needs of our communities?
Join Northern California Grantmakers to hear how CBOs can create local infrastructure in partnership with the public sector, which centers on community engagement and advances an equitable recovery. We’ll hear from CBO leaders, co-authors of the report, How California’s Community-Based Organizations Filled the Gaps for Underserved Communities and foundation partners about their recommendations for philanthropy’s role in supporting CEOs for the long term. We’ll discuss how to center community voice and engagement to create systems, structures, and partnerships that better serve low-income, Black, Indigenous, and communities of color and move us toward an equitable recovery and future for our region.