Equity Indicators - Project Manager Cristina Garmendia
The Equity Indicators Project is a response to the Ferguson Commission’s call to action for a racial equity benchmarking process. The Project measures racial equity across 72 indicators, each chosen to illuminate the current state of inequity in the Ferguson Commission’s priority areas:
- Youth at the Center
- Opportunity to Thrive
- Justice for All
The Equity Indicators Project will quantify the state of racial equity in St. Louis and measure progress over time. Using data disaggregated by race, indicators will measure racial disparities in the 72 indicators and assign each an equity score. Every year, an updated report will show changes in equity scores and discuss recent efforts to increase racial equity.
Elected offcials, policymakers, community leaders, and every resident of St. Louis can use the Equity Indicators Project to understand our complex regional equity challenges, monitor changes over time, and hold our leaders and institutions accountable.
The Equity Indicators Project is a regional collaboration between the City of St. Louis, Forward Through Ferguson, and United Way. The project is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities, and United Way.
Equity Score Methodology is provided by City University of New York’s Institute for State and Local Governance.