Capitol Collaborative
on Race & Equity (CCORE)

CCORE is a community of California state government leaders integrating racial equity into institutional culture, policies, and practices. State of Equity launched CCORE in 2018 in support of a commitment by the California Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force to increase the capacity of state entities to advance health and racial equity. 

So far, over 40 state organizations and 400 government employees have formed CCORE teams and participated in multi-organization cohorts to support learning, planning, peer-exchange, and implementation of new institutional practices to advance racial equity. 

State of Equity is grateful to many institutional partners that support CCORE, including the California Strategic Growth Council, which serves as the state government host, and Race Forward, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, and O&G Racial Equity Collaborative provide essential subject matter expertise and facilitation.

“[CCORE has] connected me with an incredible network of passionate and brilliant CA civil servants and broken down silos across agencies/departments with similar missions to mine.”

California Environmental Protection Agency

“The most important result of [CCORE] is our organization’s Racial Equity Action Plan that gives us concrete and attainable goals to reduce racial inequities.”

California Arts Council

“I feel empowered because of the tools and new communication skills I gained [through CCORE] to uplift the importance of addressing racial equity and understanding systematic inequalities.” 

California Coastal Commission

“Participating in [CCORE] has shifted the trajectory of our agency. Through [CCORE], we have solidified our relevance as a critical player in achieving racial equity through arts and culture funding and cross-sector partnerships.

California Arts Council

Racial Equity Resource Hub

The California Strategic Growth Council launched a Racial Equity Resource Hub in 2022, with contributions from a variety of state government entities. Access it here: Racial Equity Resource Hub – Getting Started