Children, Families, and Youth Development

Systems of inequity profoundly influence the opportunities available to children, youth and families, and the ways that various groups have sought to increase positive effects and prevent or reduce negative ones. The resources included in this section highlight the primary role that family plays in shaping life experiences. They also shed light on the ways that racial inequity is present at the onset. From unsafe neighborhoods to environmental toxins, children of color are frequently exposed to a myriad of racial inequities, some based on the zip code in which they live. These facts offer paths for transformation and entry points to early intervention and support.

Childhood Well-being

Children and Youth

Early Childhood

Key Sites

Resources for Child Care Providers

Resources for Parents


"“Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children.”

~ Sitting Bull, Dakota Sioux Chief


A Conversation About Growing Up Black – Op-Docs, The New York Times

Also in this section:
  • Addressing Hate and White Supremacy

  • Economic Development

  • Employment and Labor

  • Health and Healthcare

  • Language Justice

  • Reparations

  • Voting Justice and Democracy Building

  • Community Planning: Land and Transportation

  • Economic Security

  • Environmental Justice

  • Housing

  • Media and Technology

  • Reproductive Justice

  • Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Food Justice

  • Immigration and Refugee Rights

  • Philanthropy

  • Trauma, Violence, and Healing



Black Lives Matter


Institutional Racism

Movement Building


Racial Inequity

Racist Policies


Structural Racism

White Supremacy

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