Racial Equity & AFS

Racial equity is a priority for AFS. AFS joins the City of Austin in recognizing that race is the key indicator of quality-of-life outcomes in our city. As such, our primary goals with equity are focused on racial equality and inclusion across the organization, and we are committed to anti-racist work and transparency. In the fall of 2020 AFS underwent an equity audit to assess all programs, practices, and policies regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are now creating a strategic plan that is informed by the recommendations and questions for exploration in the audit report. In the spirit of transparency and community partnership, once this process is complete, we look forward to sharing our plans. The equity audit is a first important step of many in the development of a long-term institutional plan in which DEI informs all decision-making at AFS.