Simply put, GRG supports equity in all things.
Equity is defined as the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities, such as Black, Latino, Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color; LGBTQ+ persons; people with disabilities; religious minorities, persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise affected by persistent poverty or inequality. GRG believes that diversity and equity are interconnected. To appreciate equity, one must also understand diversity, or differences. Equity acknowledges that people are diverse and have different needs, and therefore does not seek one solution as an answer to the needs of many. Achieving equity requires understanding that everyone is not starting in the same place, everyone does not have access to the same resources, and everyone does not have the same life experiences. Therefore, one solution cannot address every person’s needs. Equity is a continuous process that requires understanding the needs of those you serve and then applying their perspective in solution-building. In times of disaster, diversity and equity become critical and must be operationalized. People who lack diversity in perspective will not develop equitable policies, perform equitable planning nor create equitable programs that will benefit, rather than harm, the most vulnerable groups and communities. GRG supports clients who are focused on creating equitable outcomes.