Racial and Ethnic Equity Impact Statement
Children’s Services Council is committed to advancing racial equity
so that ALL children grow up healthy, safe and strong
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSCPBC) aspires to be an innovative and courageous leader supporting a community where ALL children and families are healthy, safe and strong. Our leadership involves not only promoting policies and practices that address racial and ethnic equity but also working to dismantle structural and institutional racism that harms our community’s children.
We recognize that equity is not the same as equality. The path to equity requires that the community provide more support and resources to the families in our community that are challenged by compounding inequities based on their race and ethnicity - health, education, housing, economic opportunities, among others - that put them at a disadvantage and limit their ability to reach their full potential. CSCPBC recognizes that it has an important role to play in this process. Our goal is that race and ethnicity are no longer predictors of life outcomes.
We commit to ensuring equity in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, ability and other protected categories of individuals. However, we also recognize that race and ethnicity are some of the biggest predictors of long-term success. Therefore, we commit to ensuring racial and ethnic equity is embedded in our structure, policies, strategic planning, and advocacy efforts.
Promoting racial and ethnic equity is critical to truly making a difference in the lives of those we serve. To that end, we make a conscious and explicit effort to: