Family Giving Tree is embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion so we can be a better service organization and better citizens. We're educating staff, changing business practices, and doing what we can to make a difference. The pool of learning is large; these are some of the things we found important to share.
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Poverty In America
At Family Giving Tree, we’ve touched on the subject of poverty in the work we do, but do you feel like you truly have a grasp on what poverty really means? What does that look like in America? How does that show up in the Bay Area? This and the three following articles will paint the picture.
Poverty In California
With nearly 39 million residents, California makes up over 11% of the entire US population. That’s 1 in 8 residents in the entire United States living in California (explains the traffic, am I right???).
Poverty In the Bay Area
This headline spells it out loud and clear: “It's Official: Bay Area Has Highest Income Inequality in California.” So, for those looking for the short and not-so-sweet answer to the question about income inequality in CA - there you have it. For those interested in more context, read on.
Poverty: The State of the People
Poverty discriminates. Better put - the roots and perpetuation of poverty are planted within discrimination. The history of racism in America has resulted in the broken systems that guide our day-to-day lives today. They are comprised of policies and practices colorized by racial bias, designed to keep those who were intentionally oppressed, oppressed.
Helping Someone Helps Everyone
Our Bay Area community has undergone a true test of endurance over the past couple of years. Parents, children, schools, businesses, and every member of the community in between have been managing through ever-changing environments and levels of support.
Equality vs. Equity
Equality is defined as the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities while equity means the quality of being fair and impartial. A bit confusing, right? Well, we've got some visuals to help make it more clear - via a giving tree no less.