The Hickory Branch NAACP Equity and Inclusion Task Force has launched five committees to address educational disparities and improve educational outcomes for students in the city of Hickory.
Committees include: (1) Tutoring, (2) Mentoring, (3) Pre-K/Early Childhood Learning, (4) Establishing a Family Resource Center and (5) Grant Writing and Fundraising
Contact the NAACP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-322-6663 if you would like to join or support these committees. Stay tuned for more info!
Based on the findings from the Racial Disparities Report, City Manager Warren Wood presented the City’s ten initial strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility. These strategies focus on workforce development and addressing the needs of the underserved.
Click here for a detailed presentation outlining these strategies.
On February 23 a special Racial Disparities Workshop was held where presentations covered the role of K-64, available community resources at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) and the Workforce Solutions Complex, and services provided by the WPCOG Workforce Development Board and NCWorks Career Centers.
Click here to see presentation highlights and watch a recording of the workshop.
The report from the Western Piedmont Council of Governments examines Hickory race and ethnic group data in a variety of demographic, economic, and education categories. The study revealed distinct disparities among different racial/ethnic groups in the areas
of income, education, healthcare, housing, and employment.
Click here to read the full report, presentation highlights, and watch the Hickory City Council meeting.