Equity: Why It Matters

Equity is fair treatment; equality is equal treatment. When a person starts from a place of disadvantage and are then treated equally as a person that already has an advantage, there is still a perpetuation and ultimate growth gap between the two people. We need equitable measures first to close that gap and get everyone to a level playing field in education, health and employment.


“Unless we start to fight and defeat the enemies in our own country, poverty and racism, and make our talk of equality and opportunity ring true, we are exposed in the eyes of the world as hypocrites when we talk about making people free.”

Shirley Chisholm

Join our Transformation Team

Put your passion to a purpose by empowering our ability to create equitable educational opportunities for K-12 students, adults and seniors, and increase access to health and employability resources for historically underserved adults.

The Issue

Many people believe Equality & Equity in education are the same thing- yet they are not. Equity in education means  personal or social circumstances such as gender, ethnic origin, family background, or geography are not obstacles to achieving educational potential (definition of fairness) and that all individuals reach at least a basic minimum level of skills. Equity, not Equality is about ensuring that everyone receives what they need to be successful — even if that varies across racial or socioeconomic lines. In short, equality is not enough to combat hundreds of years of oppression, poverty, and disproportionality.

Our Role

We believe quality education is a human right, and the earlier historically under-served citizens are exposed and immersed in quality education and quality living opportunities, the better the entire world can operate.
In order to help facilitate that reality, there are 6 core functions we aim to do at all times in our work:
Educate. Advocate. Mobilize. Network. Resource Information and Provide Charitable Relief
Our Community Labs in Public Spaces provides access to quality learning opportunities, essential life skills, health & wellness, and self-esteem building for students & families who need it most. This is why we target the most critical communities identified by the United Way of Greater Atlanta and United Way of Central Georgia for the lowest Child Well-Being index rates to prioritize our programming and partnerships.

How You Can Help

  • Sponsor an Everyday Public Learning Space with us in your business or faith-based institution
  • Facilitate a workshop from our Curriculum Deck
  • Purchase program supplies from our Amazon Smile Wish List or Walmart Registry for Good Supply List
  • Co-host a Parent University workshop to promote healthy family foundations
  • Resource Information, Data, Systems, and other resources to aid us in eradicating inequity in education for historically underserved citizens
Join our Advisory Board to help prioritize, inform and evangelize our mission to transform the world.

Are children thriving where you live? Check Your Neighborhood Child-Well Being Score

Through a strategic partnership tool called the Child Well-Being Map created by United Way of Greater Atlanta, Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company tracks child well-being by zipcode across 13 Atlanta Metro Counties to help shape and prioritize our youth and adult programming.

We are committed to increasing equity and quality of life for youth and adults, because EVERYONE should have access to quality education, health and employment regardless of zip code.

Equity In Education

Educational equity, also referred to as "Equity in education", is a measure of achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education. The study of education equity is often linked with the study of excellence in equity.

The growing importance of education equity is based on the premise that an individual's level of education directly correlates to future quality of life.

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Across the nation, gaps in health are large, persistent and increasing—many of them caused by barriers set up at all levels of our society. After all, it's hard to be healthy without access to good jobs and schools and, safe, affordable homes. Health equity means increasing opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who we are, where we live, or how much money we make.

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Equity in employment means everyone receives fair treatment and are given the tools to access employment, perform their employment related tasks at their workplace, and provided fair treatment to advance regardless of race, ethnicity, age, or gender. When equity exists, people have equal access to opportunities. Equity in employment sets up an advantageous environment for both the employees and the employer where the organizational culture can thrive.

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