About Us

Our Mission

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership uses a race equity lens to transform educational institutions, organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of color and American Indian students achieve full academic and leadership success.

Our Vision

We envision a just society in which an equitable educational ecosystem ensures all students achieve their full potential. Achieving this vision would mean that race is no longer a predictor of educational success.

A better Minnesota means that, together, we are committed to race equity and educational excellence for all students.

Our Values

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership holds these core beliefs in the work we do:

Equity Matters.

We believe all children deserve to achieve their full potential, regardless of race, creed, nationality or class.

Justice Matters.

We believe in the validity of all lived experiences.

Critical Thinking and Self-Actualization Matters.

We believe academic success cannot be narrowly defined. The ability for students to be engaged learners and to understand themselves, their histories, their identities, and the world is essential for building critical thinking and self-actualization skills and to release their power in shaping themselves and the world.

History Matters.

We believe the histories and treatment of communities of color and low-income people in our society are important for understanding and changing  current-day institutions, policies, and practices. We cannot address these inequities by first not understanding the complexity of these histories within our communities.

Relationships Matter.

We believe in the interconnectedness of community to change systems and the world. Cross-cultural dynamics matter in our work and collaborative relationships are key to changing the world.

Educational Excellence

Educational excellence involves achieving the skills and knowledge needed to prosper in Minnesota’s diverse and rapidly evolving social and economic context. It embraces the various career aspirations present among all students ranging from science to the humanities and from the public to the private.

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