Due to historic racial and socioeconomic discrimination, children nationwide are often prevented from accessing a high-quality education. To address this problem, Civic partners with the country’s best educators to eliminate real estate as a barrier and construct schools that change lives and revitalize communities. Because we support schools that serve low-income communities and communities of color, we have a responsibility to center diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice in all of our work.

Putting Our Words into Actions

We will work to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization through intentional, measurable actions within our product development, work with school partners, and collaboration with vendors.

Our Spending

We seek to be more intentional about our vendors by choosing to work with more minority and women-owned businesses.

Our Partnerships

Through building new meaningful relationships, we are creating a lending portfolio with a majority of school leaders of color.

Our Culture

We will foster accountability amongst all staff, board members and other key stakeholders by continuing to deepen our understanding of core DEIRJ concepts and establishing clear and consistent communication around our goals.

Our Hiring

We will ensure our recruitment practices reflect our DEIRJ commitment in order to continue building diverse talent pipelines.