Our Commitment to Racial Equity

A Better Chicago is committed to advancing racial equity and ensuring Chicago youth are economically mobile and thriving in education, career, and life. Given this nation’s longstanding history of systemic inequity, we focus our efforts on funding and scaling ideas that expand opportunities for Black and Latinx youth, with particular emphasis on those ideas coming directly from the communities we serve. Our commitment is reflected in our strategic investment priorities, as well as our business operations, as we work to measure the impact of our portfolio investments, staffing, and contracting.

We are devoted to aligning our policies, practices, and resources to foster equitable opportunity for all. As we continue in our mission to build a Chicago where low-income, Black, and Latinx youth can thrive, we are also dedicated to building an anti-racist organization in which all of our stakeholders feel empowered to learn about and dismantle barriers to opportunity. We know this work is complex but our commitment is durable and we intend to be an active and engaged participant in the necessary work to elevate solutions for creating a more just and equitable world.