Who is in the UpTogether Community?
Our members are parents and caregivers. They are entrepreneurs and community organizers, college graduates and homeowners, Boomers and Millennials, and much more. They are all working together to accomplish the goals they have set for themselves, both individually and collectively. There is a richness in the diversity their lived experiences bring to the UpTogether Community.
When it comes to race and ethnicity, UpTogether Community members are more similar. Our membership is reflective of the reality we face in America with Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC), experiencing low wealth and poverty at a disproportionate rate. This is due to systemic racism in the form of discriminatory policies and practices, and not individual behaviors or cultural characteristics. With this in mind, and a focus on centering equity, the overwhelming majority of UpTogether Community members are also part of the BIPOC community.