Center for Social Inclusion

Center for Social Inclusion
Organization Name:
Center for Social Inclusion
Primary Address 1:
150 Broadway
Primary Address 2:
Suite 303
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10038
Long Organization Description:

CSI’s mission is to catalyze communities, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 248-2785
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Glenn Harris
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
In 2017, CSI announced that they are uniting with Race Forward under the name Race Forward. Visit their website to learn more.
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The Center for Social Inclusion’s Energy Democracy for All is an interactive map pinpointing over 100 communities-with a particular focus on communities of color-across America that are innovating how to build their local economies by developing community-scale renewable energy projects.
Community members (approx.):
Not applicable. We are not a base-building organization. We work with people across a range of institutions – from community-based organizations, to philanthropic institutions, to government agencies.
Number of staff/employees:
19
Annual Budget:
>$1m
Year Started:
2002
Major Funders:
Grants and partnerships; two biggest funders are the Kellogg and Ford Foundations
Organization Type:
Leadership Development, Policy Strategy
About the Organization:
Center for Social Inclusion’s (CSI) mission is to catalyze communities, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcome for all. CSI crafts and applies strategies and tools to transform our nation’s policies and practices, in order to achieve racial equity.

Our core programs, including Food Equity, identifies causes of racial inequity at a systems level and works with partners, through research and strategic convenings, to develop community-level solutions and national policy proposals. CSI’s research on food inequities sheds light on injustice in the global food system and strives to inform policymakers on inequality in food access. CSI co-develops policy ideas to transform structural racial inequity, support grassroots leaders, and move public will to promote strategies for structural transformation through public policy, with an ultimate goal of finding solutions that promote racial equity and fairness for everyone.
Latest Project:
In March 2016, the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) hosted the first convening of the new national First Food Racial Equity Cohort-made up of 17 people from 14 different states-in Washington, DC. The First Food Cohort is working closely with CSI for two years to develop support at a community level for breastfeeding and breastfeeding education, especially for minorities, by encouraging and facilitating breastfeeding for new parents.
Areas Served:
National, Neighborhood
Core Programs:
Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) employs four interlocking strategies to advance racial equity: Policy & Research, Talking About Race, Capacity Building, and Institutional Change.

Through these strategies, CSI has developed programs to address racial inequities within specific issue areas and/or sectors. These programs include “Food Equity,” “First Food,” “Energy Democracy,” “Transportation Equity,” and “Broadband Equity.”

Lastly, CSI’s core program, Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), works to advance racial equity strategies within local and regional government.
Major Issues:
Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities, Built Environment Issues
Hours of Operation:
9-6, M-F
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#racialequity #racialjustice #GARE, #BroadbandEquity, #CSI, #CenterForSocialInclusion
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#facingrace, #EnergyDemocracy, #FoodSystems, #Racial Equity
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