Co-Founder and Executive Director
Equity Institute of California
The Equity Institute of California serves as a public policy institute where graduating students work directly with professional staff, and faculty, to learn various Research Methodological Design, Data Collection - Fieldwork, and Analysis Strategies for qualitative and mixed methods research. In addition, they will learn, study, and analyze national, state, county, and municipal public policy initiatives that directly and indirectly affect African and Latino American males. In addition, they learn various educational assessment and program evaluation models.
The researchers learn and practice how to convert an issue into advocacy to bring light and resolution to a community affected by insecure and discriminatory policy.
The EIC also works with several higher education institutes involved in social policy research, and open to invite young men of color to participate in both in policy research and intervention strategies.
This next year will be our first to open the work of public policy to interested high school juniors and seniors with an interest to actively effect issues burdening their local communities.
The EIC has created four initiatives or projects to provide interventions to local communities: Brother's Alliance, The Parent Academy, Generations, and Winning The School Game.