We are at a critically urgent time to invest in continued advocacy for the racial equity and inclusion that every South Orange and Maplewood community member and visitor deserves. For over 25 years, your partnership and support of the Community Coalition on Race has ensured that our two towns remain a racially integrated, inclusive, and equitable community. This is essential work—which has not only endured, but has evolved to meet the challenges of our time.
As you know, creating and sustaining a racially integrated and equitable community is a dynamic endeavor—one that needs persistence and fresh approaches. One of our most innovative current projects is the creation of a Wealth Gap Equalizer Loan and a grant program to support historically disadvantaged homebuyers
Moreover, thousands of your neighbors benefitted this year from our Conversations on Race: Racial Justice in Education; Juneteenth; the Coalition Youth Collective Conversations; a Coffee House Discussion on Anti-Asian racism; Lessons Learned from the podcast ‘Nice White Parents; a robust and informative Board of Education Candidates’ Forum; Anti-Racism trainings, and so much more.
Help us continue to serve the community and to follow new pathways to racial equity and inclusion by making a donation of $100, $250, $500 or more today! We hope you will show your commitment by sending your most generous annual gift right now.
Kelly Quirk, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Nancy Gagnier, Executive Director
P.S. You can continue to make a difference in racial equity, affordable housing, and access to community opportunity for all by making a secure gift online or by mailing your tax-deductible donation to PO Box 1309, Maplewood NJ 07040.