In Park City we have a vision of a complete community where everyone has equitable access to opportunity, and feels respected, included, safe, and empowered. Disparities are real here, and with the growth of greater Park City comes the opportunity to preserve our sense of community and ensure that inequalities are not rising.
In partnership with Park City Municipal Corporation, Park City Community Foundation is convening the community to build greater social equity and a more complete community. In 2018, Park City Municipal established Social Equity as a critical priority and named the Community Foundation as the social equity community convener.
The Community Foundation has brought together a coalition that has identified existing social equity resources and gaps, prioritized the most significant and addressable social equity challenges, and developed a multiyear strategic plan.
The Community Foundation is leading the implementation of the Community Social Equity Strategic Plan. We are currently focusing on the three key areas that the community identified (housing, education, and inclusion), and actionable programs such as Solomon Fund and the Early Childhood Alliance are already being implemented.
In 2021, dozens of stakeholders are coming together throughout the year as part of the Equity Advancement Cohort to further the equity conversations and actions within local government, businesses, and nonprofits.
Do you want to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion? Are you an antiracist? Check out our growing list of resources.
Diversity = Who is around us?
Inclusion = Who has a voice? Who participates in making decisions and shaping culture?
Equity = What are the outcomes? If there are disparities, are they getting smaller?
See the list of books we have read so far and come to our monthly Book Club meeting on the first Monday of each month at 5:30pm.
September / October’s Social Equity Featured Resource: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. We’ll be meeting to discuss this book on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:30pm at the new brewery in town: Offset Bier.
We welcome Parkites to participate in the Social Equity Initiative and stay tuned throughout the process. Give your input or ask questions by emailing Diego Zegarra at email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. See our events and news. Subscribe to the Social Equity mailing list below.