About the Equity Indicators

An overview of the City of St. Louis equity indicators project

The Equity Indicators Project is in 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 priority areas selected by the Commission: Youth at the Center, Opportunity to Thrive, and 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.

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 and 100 Resilience Cities. Technical assistance is provided by the City University of New York's Institute for State and Local Governance.

See Also

Frequently Asked Questions
Addressing common questions about the Equity Indicators project

A short history of how racism became institutionalized in St. Louis

How we identified priorities, collected data, and calculated scores

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