The Federal Research Bank of Boston (FRBB), Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) are partnering to pilot an innovative municipal-level program in Greater Boston. This program—the Racial Equity Municipality Action Plan (REMAP)—is organized to leverage the power of governmental collective action to achieve a range of tangible improvements in community-level economic outcomes including, but not limited to, addressing policies and practices that contribute to the racial wealth divide. Six participating municipalities, including Bedford, Framingham, Lynn, Natick, Revere, and Stoughton, are immersing themselves in a year-long peer-to-peer learning and action process as they develop racial equity plans that consider policy, practice, and institutional culture changes.
Community Science is partnering with the Interactions Institute for Social Change to design and facilitate a learning process among the FRBB, MAPC, and GARE, about their collaboration. This collaboration is new and so provides many opportunities to build the capacity of three distinct organizations to learn to work together and be more impactful, and become a model for other regions in the country.