Our Mission

Eliminating the opportunity gap and promoting success – birth through career – for all children of color in Washington State.

Lunch and Learns are a monthly event hosted in our beautiful building in White Center (SKC) on community-identified issues – such as diversifying the teacher workforce, implementing restorative justice, and understanding the intersection of mental health and racism. The outcomes and goals of Lunch and Learns are to increase the understanding of, and power in the educational system for parents, families, and communities of color; also to develop equity-based solutions to community-identified issues, and to strengthened the movement to end racism in the public educational system.

Partners in Change (the Partnership) is a coalition of POC-led, POC-serving, community-based organizations and community leaders across King County and Washington State. We work to build racial and social justice in the County and State’s response to the COVID-19 crisis as well as long-term equity infrastructure, bubbling up the voices and needs of our communities to decision-makers. The Partnership reaches small and micro-organizations serving undocumented, migrant, farmworkers, incarcerated, detained, houseless, disabled, refugee, immigrant, multilingual, LGBTQIA+, Native, and low-income communities of color.

The Equity in Education Coalition presents our Decolonizing Education Conference a multi-day gathering – to advance the education community’s understanding of and practices around anti-racism and equity. 

Bringing together educators, parents, students, school board members, legislators, education advocates, and community-based organizations, this conference will thoroughly examine the intersection of racism in education and intentionally center the voices, experiences, and expertise of people of color – Native/Indigenous, Black, and Immigrant/Refugee.

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Latest News & Blog Posts!

  • EEC Announcements 10/2020
    Back in March — when COVID started to shut our state down — the EEC Team had zero clue as to how long we would be away from one another and if we would even survive this storm as an organization. We didn’t know what we were going to do since most of our programming…
  • EEC Statement on Re-opening Schools
    The Equity in Education Coalition demands a public school system that centers children first.  There has been a lot of news in WA state around COVID-19 recently, and all with varying degrees of welcome. The COVID-19 cases continue to grow and Gov. Inslee keeps announcing new restrictions around opening the state. We have had to…
  • No Justice No Peace No Racist Corrupt Police
    No Justice No Peace The staff and Board of the Equity in Education Coalition are enraged at the lynching of yet another black man in our country.  We demand, alongside our many brothers, sisters, and siblings across the world, justice for George Floyd, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many other innocent black…
  • Fresh EquiTEA: Bye to Binary Thinking
    By Sharonne NavasWe are plagued by binary thinking, always putting things in terms of two options that are mutually exclusive. That is, all the possibilities are either option A or option B and not both. Sometimes this is valid, but often it is a mistaken simplification. For instance:, Equity/Equality, Good/Bad, Racist/Nice Person, Coke/Pepsi, Special Ed/General Ed,……