Fair Chance’s vision is “every child succeeds”. In the Washington area, this cannot be achieved without identifying and dismantling the systemic racial barriers that keep children and families in poverty. The racial equity outcome that will drive our future work is as follows:
A racially equitable DC is where every child succeeds. This condition is possible only when all children, youth, and families- regardless of zip code or Ward- have access to and benefit from:
- High-quality and equitable services such as (but not limited to) pre-natal care, school-readiness, out-of-school time programs, nutritious food, health care, affordable housing, employment credentialing, and job opportunities;
- Power in decision-making through leadership of and inclusion in the process when the above services are created, changed, or discussed; and
- Policies that promote equity in accessing or receiving services.
Fair Chance is in a unique position at the nexus between nonprofits serving communities in poverty, and the funders that donate to and contract with our partners. We have committed to using our unique position to advance our racial equity outcome through the following roles:
Gretchen Van der Veer, PhD