Racial Equity Goals

Young patron visiting the bookmobile outside the Wing Luke Preschool.

Reducing barriers to access for low-income children of color

According to Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle, Seattle has the fifth-largest gap in achievement between black and white students in the nation.

Learn more about reducing barriers for children


Staff helping patron borrow a SPL HotSpot at the Goodwill store.

Striving for equity in internet access and online services

According to the City of Seattle's 2017 Digital Equity Report, 29% of Seattle parents who only have internet access via smartphone or tablet report hitting data limits that limited their access; 24% had their phones cut off for nonpayment.

Learn more about equity in internet access and online services


Yaa Gyasi, selected author of 2018 Seattle Reads, speaks to the audience.

Representing and investing in people of color

According to the American Community Survey, more than a third of Seattle residents – 34% – are people of color, and 22% of the population speaks a language other than English at home.

Learn more about representing and investing in people of color

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