Our equity Work

How Do We Make Equity Happen? 

CSD employees are introduced to our approach to equity on day one; we work together to develop our knowledge, understanding, and efforts toward equity, and we do this every day to ensure excellent education for all students. 

When our superintendent, Dr. Gyimah Whitaker, says "all means all" she means it! CSD is targeting equity and bringing it directly to student outcomes by . . . 

Maximizing Student Outcomes

Leveraging staff and District partners to focus on student outcomes.

Supporting Teachers

Leveraging staff and District partners to support the capacity building of teachers and leaders through professional development.

Creating Optimal Conditions for Success   

CSD has designed a system to ensure necessary urgency, capacity-building, and defined flexibility that will both strategically support and hold schools accountable for subgroup performance

See below to find out more about District partnerships that CSD is leveraging to ensure equitable outcomes for all students.

If you have questions about CSD's equity work, contact our Equity Director, Dr. Mari Ann Banks.

How Do We Make Equity Happen? 

District Partnerships! 

One Goal

One Goal is a postsecondary access and success organization working with schools and districts to transform postsecondary advising and support through a Classroom-Based Model and OneGoal Leadership Network. They name and fight inequity to help equip students to define their futures and follow the path they choose for their lives.

Their Vision: Every student will have an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations.

Their Mission: Lead the movement to transform postsecondary advising and support.

Communities in Schools

Founder Bill Milliken began CIS in New York City in 1977. He came up with the idea of bringing community resources inside public schools—where they are accessible, coordinated, and accountable.

Their Mission: At Communities In Schools® (CIS®), we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

The Center for Leadership and Educational Equity

CLEE’s nationally-recognized programs have proven success in creating the environment for transformational change in instructional practices and systems. CLEE’s leadership development programs drive student success by developing shared leadership to address the root causes of educational inequities and transform instructional practices and systems.

How Do We Make Equity Happen? 

A committed and collective effort from passionate and productive people!!

Equity Team Leaders

An integral part of our equity work involves education leaders across the district. These individuals are deeply committed to equity work and serve in groups called E-Teams in each school and district location. This work couldn't happen without them!


See a list of E-Team Leaders by Location.

Learn More about our Equity Teams' vision, mission, and goals.


CSD's work is also supported by a powerful multicultural group that serves as Courageous Conversations About Race Affiliate Practitioners. These individuals are District leaders and examples toward best practices of CCAR methodology.


Learn More about our CCAR Affiliate Practitioners.