Are CDCs Racially Diverse?

A critical question when it comes to addressing racial equity is the diversity of the board, senior staff and staff of an organization.  To help provide some insight into whether Certified CDCs in Massachusetts are led by and comprised of diverse boards and staff, MACDC, as a part of the annual state of the sector survey we conduct, the GOALs Report, asks about board and staff diversity.  Below are the results from this year’s survey, which was conducted in early 2019 and captures data from calendar year 2018. We plan to collect this data every year so we can track progress. 

 

CDC Organizational Diversity 

 

Geographical Area 

AVG. POC Board Members 

AVG. POC Senior Staff 

AVG. POC Staff - * 

Statewide 

37.99% 

30.33% 

44.90% 

Gateway 

35.21% 

31.47% 

43.89% 

Rural 

43.89% 

2.38% 

9.57% 

Greater Boston Suburban Communities 

28.64% 

21.52% 

29.49% 

Greater Boston Urban Communities 

55.03% 

44.40% 

66.78% 

Boston 

61.63% 

50.03% 

78.79% 

 

*  Average People of Color (POC) Staff data is rough percentage as MACDC asks for the number of FTEs on staff to the tenth, whereas the POC staff question does not allow any decimalization. 

 

Notes: 

  • 59 state-Certified CDCs reporting out of 61 organizations 

  • Reporting period: 2018