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Social Equity

AARO believes that poverty and a lack of equality in our community can—and already are—holding Central Texas back from achieving true excellence. The Social Equity Committee is attempting to make a difference. Through research, the committee identified 17 high demand, high wage occupations with 2720 annual openings and require up to a 2 year degree or certificate. AARO shared these findings with ACC which is now implementing its new career accelerator initiative. AARO is also in the vanguard of finding solutions to our region’s shortage of affordable housing and is now considering the challenge of institutional racism and systemic inequities.

Policy Goal

  • Understand institutional racism and systemic inequities and how they impact all AARO issues.

Latest Social Equity News, Resources and Documents

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Now accepting 2018 McBee Fellowship applications

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) is accepting applications for the 2018 Class of Frank McBee [...]

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Meet the 2017 class of McBee Fellows

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Ms. Shilpa Bakre Communications Strategist – Office of the President The University of Texas at [...]

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Vote YES on Transportation Bonds

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

By CLARKE HEIDRICK and CARL RICHIE When transportation works, our lives work. We can get [...]