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...

Promoting Racial and Economic Equity through Economic Development: Boston Pilot Program and Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Program

Nuestra Comunidad's now completed Bartlett B Project was a part of the Boston Pilot Program. (Photo courtesy of Nuestra Comunidad)  MACDC has been committed to...

The Mel King Institute’s Public Housing Training Program is taking steps to ensure racial equity is intertwined in its trainings/activities

After two years of trainings, the Public Housing Training Program is updating its Resident Leader Training curriculum. A group of residents, trainers and partners...

Learning to Walk the Racial Equity Talk

Ever since the civil rights movement gave birth to the community development movement in the 1960s, racial justice has been at the core of our work. At times, this...

The Community Development Mentoring Program: Building inter-racial professional relationships and supporting the pipeline

 “The Mentoring program helped bring us to a deeper level I wish more people would have. It allowed me to be honest and candid in a way that I couldn’t...

Closing the Racial Homeownership Gap

At the MACDC Convention in October 2018, we gave Governor Charlie Baker (and his opponent at the time, Jay Gonzalez) a copy of a new book by Richard Rothstein called...

Advancing the Racial Equity Lens Within Healthcare

Image courtesy of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative. Massachusetts recently opened the door for community...

Building Homes; Living with Walls: Reflections on an affordable housing learning journey to Ireland

  “A nation that keeps one eye on the past is wise. A nation that keeps two eyes on the past is blind” – mural on a wall in Belfast, Ireland...

Being an “Other” in America: Reflections from an Undoing Racism workshop

“Why is it important for you and your organization/institution to undo racism?” This question was posed to participants on the opening night of The People...

Rural Policy Plan Launched at State House Event

On October 2, Members of the Rural Policy Advisory Commission (RPAC), along with legislators and supporters, announced the release of the Rural Policy Plan for the...

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