The Equity Project, committed to racial equity through radical access, builds the power of our Black and Brown youth to heal from trauma, own their narrative and harness their creativity for change.
We offer powerful interventions that support healing and build resilience in a safe space where youth of color can gather freely, access trusted adults, explore their creativity, receive academic support and utilize trauma-informed resources and services.
The Equity Project is youth-led, a place where Black and Brown youth create the culture, can be themselves, seek comfort and gather strength.
Designed using biophilic and trauma-informed principles, our space features high ceilings, tall windows, natural sunlight, natural greenery and hardwood floors, non-fluorescent lighting, soothing smells, calming colors, and comforting sounds. It is replete with sensory-friendly tools and toys including a therapeutic swing, hand-held manipulatives and an art studio that help youth calm, self-soothe and alleviate stress. Youth have access to state-of-the-art visual and digital media technology, in addition to essentials of human dignity – fresh food, laundry facilities, period products – and a large, newly renovated kitchen where we gather to cook, eat and connect.