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2022 Racial Equity Initiative Report - Town of Ashland, Massachusetts

The Ashland REI Report outlines the areas in which the Suffolk University Institute for Public Service (IPS) Team provided technical assistance (TA) to the Town of Ashland Racial Equity Initiative (REI). The TA included working with Ashland’s Steering Committee to gather data and conduct an analysis of community and stakeholder perspectives on race and equity within the Town of Ashland, MA. The Report provides an Executive Summary and is organized into two sections – process and results from the online survey, and insights from focus groups and interviews.

The Ashland REI Report outlines the areas in which the Suffolk University Institute for Public Service (IPS) Team provided technical assistance (TA) to the Town of Ashland Racial Equity Initiative (REI). The TA included working with Ashland’s Steering Committee to gather data and conduct an analysis of community and stakeholder perspectives on race and equity within the Town of Ashland, MA. The Report provides an Executive Summary and is organized into two sections – process and results from the online survey, and insights from focus groups and interviews.

The Suffolk Team consisted of IPS Faculty Sonia Alleyne, MA, Brenda J. Bond Fortier, PhD., Marc Holzer, Ph.D., Aimee Williamson, Ph.D., along with Research Assistants Ruha Adelkar, Isabella Fierimonte, Maranjelys Cortijo and Julia Stergas. NCPP Managing Directors Samantha Stringer and Mary Gibson served on the Team. This comprehensive Report offers an overview of our scope of work, our collection and analytical methodologies, a summary of findings and observations, and recommendations. This report reflects the views of participants who voluntarily agreed to participate in our community listening and survey efforts. As a result, the observations reflect the perceptions, experiences, and feedback of these individuals.