Helpful Resources

This is a collaborative effort to gather resources and best practices to promote racial equity and is an ongoing effort.  Please contact the League at email with resources or questions.

Congress for New Urbanism 
Emerging Strategies for Inclusive Development Report (PDF)  Building Local Strength is a practical document for local governments, practitioners, and community leaders who want to understand what they might do to promote inclusive development. The profiles in this report show that both large- and small-scale strategies, combined with holistic approaches that look beyond housing, are needed to reverse the legacy of many 20th Century practices that fostered segregation and disinvestment.

Government Alliance on Race and Equity
The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. The Alliance is a joint project of the new Race Forward and the Othering and Belonging Institute.

National League of Cities 
Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL)
NLC’s Race, Equity, And Leadership (REAL) initiative serves to strengthen local leaders’ knowledge and capacity to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities. Through training and online resources, REAL helps NLC members build safe places where people from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds thrive socially, economically, academically and physically.

Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS)
 Founded in 2007, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is a unit of the University of Wisconsin System. Our mission is to address local, state and national issues by linking public scholarship, civic outreach and student service to enhance community life throughout Wisconsin.

Training Organizations

Fair and Impartial Policing The state-of-the-art Fair & Impartial Policing® training program is about how the mind works. There is no finger-pointing or blame. Instead, we discuss how implicit biases can impact well-intentioned individuals outside their conscious awareness. A key strength of our program is our ability to reduce the defensiveness around this topic that many law enforcement officers may bring into the classroom.

Nurturing Diversity Partners – Nurturing Diversity Partners fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion within institutions and communities. We educate groups about the history, sociocultural dynamics, personal and interpersonal skills, and organizational practices that build an equitable society.

Rise UP A foundational training at the intersection of awareness and racial justice. The content can be custom designed for your organization, company, or team’s culture.

Center for Social Inclusion - A key theme of our programs is that communities of color are not just consumers–they are also assets, innovators, and producers. As such, many of our programs emphasize local ownership, local innovation, and community-scale solutions as keys to sustainable racial equity.

Dr. Markus Bauer, U.W. Madison - Conducts research on interventions (in schools, companies, etc.) aimed at reducing discrimination and promoting diversity.