Presented by ECMC Group

Using Youth-centered Design to Improve Racial Equity Gaps

Mar 5, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

Black youth in Minneapolis/St. Paul currently face the highest disparities in racial wealth gaps, employment, and educational attainment due to systemic challenges that have yet to be dismantled. What do solutions to close these racial equity gaps look like when young adults are not only the center of this work, but co-designers using their lived experience to inform the systems and structures that should be altered to ensure they are not only able to reach their academic and career goals, but thrive. Join this discussion and learn about efforts to create positive, impactful, measurable change.

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Ling Becker

Ramsey County (Minnesota)

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Heidi Johnson

ECMC Group

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Ieesha McKinzie Collins

ConnextMSP at GREATER MSP Partnership

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Brad von Bank

Rêve Academy