CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez: ralvarez@canatx.org

Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism Shares Report

April 5 2017 | Raul Alvarez

Tomorrow, Austin City Council will consider adopting the report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities which is co-chaired by AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz and Huston-Tillotson University President Colete Pierce Burnette. The Task Force provided a briefing of their report to the Austin City Council yesterday in a Council Work Session. The […]

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Bridging the Economic Divide Presentation

March 14 2017 | admin

The CAN Community Council is one of two Councils that guide the work of the Community Advancement Network. The CAN Community Council is a self-appointed body that is comprised of up to 30 individuals who reflect the diversity of interests, concerns, organizations, issues and populations of the Central Texas community. The role of the Community […]

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New Equity Analysis: Not everyone benefits from Austin’s economic growth and success

June 1 2016 | CAN Editor

The Austin metro area has emerged from the recession as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with community-wide improvements on many socioeconomic fronts. However, disparities by race, ethnicity, income and geography continue, and despite a strong economy, the region faces many persistent challenges that must be addressed to build a community of […]

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