Equity in Michigan

21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition

United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life.  At present-- in Washtenaw County and our State-- it does.

In response to newly available data on the wellbeing of households in our State who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE), United Ways across Michigan are launching a special State Edition of the 21 Day Equity Challenge. 

This version of the Equity Challenge is designed to take participants through a state-level exploration of the history and impacts of racism and how it has shaped the lives of people in Michigan.  Along the way, participants will be equipped with resources and tools to take action for racial equity in their work and lives.

Please check back soon for more information on our upcoming 21 Day Equity Challenge, launching summer 2021.

Contact Jaime Hoffman, Manager of Community Impact, with questions, jhoffman@uwwashtenaw.org.


About the 2020, 21-Day Equity Challenge

Community Partners

We invited companies, nonprofits and community groups to promote the challenge and help us reach our goal of 5,000 voices.  

Origins of the 21 Day Equity Challenge

This Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Debby Irving and has been adapted by Food Solutions New England.  

Our 2020 Equity Supporters

The following individuals and organizations have financially contributed to support the design and implementation of the 21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition.

  • Erik Bakker
  • Richard Cooper
  • Tony Denton
  • Steve Dobson
  • Greg Dill
  • Megan Mazurek
  • Nicole Torbert
  • Brandon Roderick Tucker
  • The Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan