ALL Alexandria – Achieving Racial and Social Equity
About ALL Alexandria
The City of Alexandria is committed to working toward a world where we are all embraced for who we are, and are able to thrive to reach our highest potential.
Removing barriers to full participation and belonging in life and culture. Equity means promoting just and fair inclusion throughout our city, and creating the conditions in which everyone can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.
With the guidance of the Race and Social Equity Office, City departments and an interdepartmental workgroup are working to build a framework, in collaboration with City employees, community members, and other stakeholders, to ensure policy decisions advance race and social equity for all Alexandria residents.
ALL Alexandria means each and every resident thrives in our historic, vibrant and diverse city.
ALL Races, Religions, Countries of Origin, Sexual Orientations, Ages, Genders and Abilities
Equity Index Map
Race and Social Equity FAQs
Race and Social Equity Definitions
ALL Alexandria Resolution Annotations
Building Alliances to Reduce Disparities
The goal is not to just eliminate the gap between white people and people of color, but to increase the success for all groups. Racial equity develops goals and outcomes that will result in improvements for all groups, but the strategies are targeted based on the needs of a particular group. Systems that are failing communities of color, are actually failing all of us. Targeted universalism will increase our collective success and be cost effective – Government Alliance on Race and Equity
The City’s racial and social equity initiative grew from the efforts of an interdepartmental Race and Social Equity Working Group, formed in 2018. These City employees developed and piloted social and racial equity programming in four City departments. The programming was based on the work of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. The City became a member of GARE in 2019, developing its inaugural Racial Equity Learning as part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ year-long Advancing Racial Equity Cohort.
As a member of GARE, Alexandria joins governmental jurisdictions across the country in
- Making a commitment to achieving racial equity
- Focusing on the power and influence of their own institutions, and
- Working in partnership with others
When this occurs, significant leverage and expansion opportunities emerge, setting the stage for the achievement of racial equity in our communities.