Equity Programs

Removing barriers to equity in schools

Equity in schools

Sourcewell's Equity Vision

Sourcewell exists to empower community success. We stand with our partners in government and education striving to recognize and honor the differences in each of our community members. We are committed to removing barriers to equity.

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Creating learning communities where all can thrive

Inequities can be hard to recognize. Sourcewell offers a variety of programs focused on helping educators and school leaders in the five-county service area cultivate equity knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety and success of all students.

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Find a variety of books to support your equity journey from the Sourcewell Education Resource Library, including: 

  • "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander 
  • "Stamped" by Ibram X. Kendi 
  • "How to Be An Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi 
  • "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo 
  • "Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities" by Julie L. Davis 
  • "The Color of Law" by Richard Brothstein 
  • "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Beverly Daniel Tatum 
  • "A Good Time for the Truth" by Sun Yung Shin 
  • "Race Talks" by Darald Wing Sue 


For more information about equity programs available through Sourcewell, contact education@sourcewell-mn.gov.

Sara Lenz, educator at Wadena-Deer Creek and participant in Equity professional development, in her classroom.

Sara Lenz, Educator

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools

Out of all the trainings and education that I’ve experienced in the last 12 years, SEED by far has been the most influential in how I teach, interact, and respond to those around me. Read how small changes have a big impact
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Sourcewell offers a variety of programs to help your school work more efficiently and effectively – and boost student success.

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