Promoting Racial Equity in Early Intervention


There is a historic racial equity gap in children’s access to Early Intervention (EI) services. While the New York City EI Program serves all eligible children birth to 3 with developmental delays, black and brown families are consistently referred and retained at lower rates. Learn how Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, worked with government and non-profit partners to use community health and digital strategies to make strides in closing this gap.

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  1. Build practical solutions where philanthropy serves as the bridge toward sustainable, justice-oriented early childhood services
  2. Cultivate community-derived solutions for closing racial equity gaps impacting the youngest children and their caregivers
  3. Leverage strategies for government partnership to push for systems reform and address racial inequities



Kelvin Chan, Managing Director, Early Childhood, Robin Hood

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