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Community Builders Task Force

Community Builders Task Force exists to eliminate racism in High Point by engaging residents through relationships and anti-racism education.

Community Builders is a grassroots initiative facilitated by YWCA High Point comprised of residents committed to the work of anti-racism. This group includes leaders who work with the City of High Point, nonprofits, faith leaders, foundations, High Point University, and in local businesses. Launched in the fall of 2018, the group creates education opportunities through a partnership with the Racial Equity Institute. Its goal is to help residents and leaders in High Point understand systematic racism and create racially equitable strategies.

Join us in committing to the work of anti-racism until injustice does not exist and until institutions are transformed.

Community Builders Task Force is working to:

  1. Fund, promote, and ensure key participation in anti-racism training through the racial equity and racial justice organizations. Our goal is not to train on diversity or bias, but to train on anti-racism.
  2. Initiate anti-racist conversations through webinars, podcasts, social gatherings, book clubs, breakout groups, lectures, newspaper columns and other gatherings to educate residents.
  3. Build a community working to make High Point become an anti-racist city.
  4. Bring structures and systems that perpetuate racism into the forefront of the narrative, instead of only individual actions.
  5. Educate the High Point community on the history, context, and narrative of racist ideas brought forward through local and national events and actions.

Task Force Initiatives

This DEI Index is the result of a collaboration among various organizations, including the Community Builders Task Force of the YWCA of High Point and the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium, which wanted to create a community-wide benchmark.

The DEI Index is not about any individual non-profit. All organizational information is confidential. The survey collects organization data to create an aggregate number that reflects our entire community.

Our goal is that this benchmark index encourages all non-profits to do better and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion!

View Survey Results
High Point is a dynamic city, and we are fortunate to have a wide range of allies in our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. There is no one right way to live this mission, and we have learned much as we work alongside other organizational initiatives with sights set on a more just world. [Resource: Real Problems, Real Numbers, Real Consequences].

We are excited to share our Community Stories with you.

To highlight best practices in equity building, we are sharing a YWCA High Point story, as well as featuring additional High Point organizations with leaders who have embraced the opportunity to further antiracism through their programming, directly and systemically.

View All Community Stories
To aid in working toward systemic change by educating our community, we’ve compiled a thorough list of anti-racism resources for you to reference.

Produced with the help of Change Often, a social innovation firm, is also access to an Organizational Anti-Racism Assessment to help guide your organization’s next steps.

View All Resources

Community Builders Task Force

Community Builders Task Force exists to eliminate racism in High Point by engaging residents through relationships and anti-racism education.

Community Builders is a grassroots initiative facilitated by YWCA High Point comprised of residents committed to the work of anti-racism. This group includes leaders who work with the City of High Point, nonprofits, faith leaders, foundations, High Point University, and in local businesses. Launched in the fall of 2018, the group creates education opportunities through a partnership with the Racial Equity Institute. Its goal is to help residents and leaders in High Point understand systematic racism and create racially equitable strategies.

Join us in committing to the work of anti-racism until injustice does not exist and until institutions are transformed.

Community Builders Task Force is working to:

  1. Fund, promote, and ensure key participation in anti-racism training through the racial equity and racial justice organizations. Our goal is not to train on diversity or bias, but to train on anti-racism.
  2. Initiate anti-racist conversations through webinars, podcasts, social gatherings, book clubs, breakout groups, lectures, newspaper columns and other gatherings to educate residents.
  3. Build a community working to make High Point become an anti-racist city.
  4. Bring structures and systems that perpetuate racism into the forefront of the narrative, instead of only individual actions.
  5. Educate the High Point community on the history, context, and narrative of racist ideas brought forward through local and national events and actions.

Task Force Initiatives

This DEI Index is the result of a collaboration among various organizations, including the Community Builders Task Force of the YWCA of High Point and the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium, which wanted to create a community-wide benchmark.

The DEI Index is not about any individual non-profit. All organizational information is confidential. The survey collects organization data to create an aggregate number that reflects our entire community.

Our goal is that this benchmark index encourages all non-profits to do better and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion!

View Survey Results
High Point is a dynamic city, and we are fortunate to have a wide range of allies in our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. There is no one right way to live this mission, and we have learned much as we work alongside other organizational initiatives with sights set on a more just world. [Resource: Real Problems, Real Numbers, Real Consequences].

We are excited to share our Community Stories with you.

To highlight best practices in equity building, we are sharing a YWCA High Point story, as well as featuring additional High Point organizations with leaders who have embraced the opportunity to further antiracism through their programming, directly and systemically.

View All Community Stories
To aid in working toward systemic change by educating our community, we’ve compiled a thorough list of anti-racism resources for you to reference.

Produced with the help of Change Often, a social innovation firm, is also access to an Organizational Anti-Racism Assessment to help guide your organization’s next steps.

View All Resources

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