Racial Equity


United Way of Greater Kingsport

Racial Equity Impact Strategy


Racial Equity: Equity is an underlying principle in all of the other critical success factors included in the Modern United Way. This emphasis reflects the understanding that a focus on equity in all aspects of our work is essential to the continued relevance of United Way as a partner of choice to address the most critical pressing issues within and across communities in the United States.

While achievements in the racial equity/diversity area can take a variety of forms, this impact strategy will focus specifically on the following objectives:

Increased participation in UWGK activities at all levels, including leadership, committee membership, and individual service opportunities.

Improve understanding of causes of racial inequity, and use that understanding to implement specific initiatives.

Collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to support and implement initiatives intended to improve retention of people of color in the Greater Kingsport area.