The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has received a $100,000 grant from Reliant to create Racial Equity and Innovation centers in nine Dallas YMCA locations. The funding will support the centers, as well as the Catalyst Initiative, the Y’s response to COVID-19.
“It is consistent with the Y’s mission that we will lead in conversations about racial injustice and demand change in our communities,” said Curt Hazelbaker, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “At this time, we are called to do more. We must look closely at the present, and demand a reality where race does not dictate health, longevity, safety, or well-being. We are grateful Reliant is joining us in our efforts to enact real change across North Texas. When we come together, we can and will make our communities better.”
The centers will work to help combat racial inequities in the community, with the ultimate