COLLABORATION

Blue Star Families chairs the White Oak Collaborative Subcommittee on Racial Equity and Inclusion. This subcommittee has developed a set of recommendations and best practices for military and Veteran serving organizations. The organizations in the subcommittee and others in the field can use these recommendations as a starting point to help improve the experiences of military- and Veteran-connected families of color. These recommendations were included in Blue Star Families’ Social Impact Research 2021: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Military Families of Color report and are also available for download below.

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Becoming a signatory to this document doesn’t mean your organization promises to check every box. This is an aspirational list! Rather, it means that you are willing to publicly share that you believe these practices are important.

 

If your military/Veteran service organization wants to get involved, there are several ways to do so:

  • Download the “Recommended Practices for Military and Veteran Serving Organizations” document and circulate it within your team to start or continue a conversation about promoting racial equity and inclusion within your organization.
  • For current White Oak Collaborative members—join the Subcommittee on Racial Equity and Inclusion and/or become a signatory to the set of recommendations and best practices.
  • For military and Veteran serving organizations, become a signatory to the set of recommendations and best practices.

White Oak Collaborative Subcommittee on Racial Equity and Inclusion Organizations

AARP
American Red Cross logo horizontal
AITAF Horz Logo Black type
blue star families
Cohen Veterans Network Seal
Combined Arms logo
Dixon Center - Reaching America logo
Easterseals VSN Logo
DAniello-IVMF-primary-logo-RGB
Mazon - A Jewish Response to Hunger logo
Military Family Advisory Network logo
MSAN Logo
Military Women's Memorial graphic image
Modern Military Association of America logo
PsychArmor
Secure Families Initiative (1)
SVA
Team RWB
Travis Manion Foundation (1)
Veterans Education Success logo
Wear blue: run to remember logo