Strategic Partnerships

Building the Bigger We

GARE’s strategic partnerships strengthen and align the field of racial equity within government. We collaborate with other government-serving organizations to leverage our collective reach and resources. Together we provide racial equity practitioners with the additional tools and support needed to transform the institution of government and create a just, multiracial democracy for all of us. We do this so that ultimately all families and communities can live long, healthy, joyful lives, no matter their race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, migration status or zip code. 

Our partnership work builds capacity across organizations and throughout government, develops innovative tools and approaches, and creates positive impact with broader audiences.

GARE & Race Forward

The GARE network is a membership-based network of local, regional and state government. Since 2017, the GARE network has been anchored at Race Forward, a national racial justice organization that helps organizations, institutions, and networks take effective action toward racial equity.  

GARE members enjoy preferred access to online and in-person training opportunities tailored for government audiences offered by Race Forward.  

A list of upcoming online and in-person public training opportunities is available here 

Inquire about tailored training for jurisdictions. Complete a Race Forward Intake Form here for tailored training opportunities for jurisdictions. 

GARE member jurisdictions who are highly concentrated in a geographic area or region and share a commitment to organizing and implementing a racial equity action plan can request more information on co-creating a training, facilitation and coaching support program. 

Workshops and programming that bridges racial equity work across levels of government. The Federal Initiative on Race & Equity (FIRE), a network of federal employees advancing racial equity, is anchored at Race Forward.

Sector specific programming that engages government agencies. The Housing and Land Justice program co-facilitates a peer-to-peer space that produces tools and resources at the intersection of housing, land, development and racial justice. Root Solutions for Public Safety incubates solutions to address the root causes of mass incarceration and the systemic racism that sustains the status quo. Race Forward also offers its expertise in narrative and communications, arts and culture, institutional and sectoral change regularly. 

“I am incredibly proud of our partnership with GARE…GARE’s framework, tools, training, and network of practitioners have been a bedrock for our work – and will continue to be foundational as we take our state-level experience and support this work on a national scale.” 

-- Julia Caplan, Executive Director, State of Equity  

Some of our additional strategic partners include 


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