Frequently asked questions

Why was Alliance for Collaborative Equity Inc. (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) started?


HB4 Diversity, Inc. was founded in November of 2016, in response to rising sentiment of inequity in society against marginalized individuals. Many large cities with diverse communities have organizations similar to HB4 and are already doing great work. HB4's focus is on rural towns and communities with small populations of diversity. While we do not criticize small towns, we must acknowledge when small towns lack diversity it limits the opportunity to talk with people of different backgrounds. HB4 is dedicated to bringing diverse people together to address these divisions.




What does Alliance for Collaborative Equity Inc. (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) do?


We work with educators, informal community groups, and organizations to support and educate on anti-racism and racial equity, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and Religious Discrimination. The staff of Alliance for Collaborative Equity regularly give keynote presentations, moderate discussions, facilitate workshops created by our trained curriculum experts, and provide feedback on policy. For more information about how we can help and partner with you, please email us at info@ctace.org




Is Alliance for Collaborative Equity (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) with any one political party?


No. Alliance for Collaborative Equity (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse or oppose any candidates in elections to public office. We welcome all RESPECTFUL political views.




Does Alliance for Collaborative Equity Inc. (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) plan to bring mandatory programs to school districts? And does Alliance for Collaborative Equity plan to teach children?


While we love children, our trainings and workshops are designed for adults and, of course, are voluntary.

When we first began HB4 (now known as Alliance for Collaborative Equity) we briefly discussed working with children, as a few of our staff members are teachers and parents. As with any good non-profit organization model, we accessed our goals and found our path is more aligned to working with adults to promote dialogue and to offer assistance when appropriate to leaders in various groups who seek to promote greater inclusivity.




What type of programs does Alliance for Collaborative Equity (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) offer to communities?


We work with educators, informal community groups, and organizations to support and educate on anti-racism and racial equity, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and Anti-Religious Discrimination. The staff of Alliance for Collaborative Equity regularly give keynote presentations, moderate discussions and diverse book clubs, facilitate workshops created by our trained curriculum experts, and we provides feedback on policy. For more information about how we can help and partner with you, please email us at info@ctace.org




What did HB4 Diversity, Inc. stand for?


The HB4 acronym means, "HUMAN BEINGS FOR Diversity".




What type of organization is Alliance for Collaborative Equity (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.).?


Alliance for Collaborative Equity (Formerly HB4 Diversity Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. This organization exists exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, that qualify as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.




Why did HB4 Diversity change its name to Alliance for Collaborative Equity?


Our new name reflects our collaboration and partnerships with school districts and communities to increase equity awareness and the creation of atmospheres where adults and students, especially underserved students, are able to thrive and feel valued. CEO & District Level Equity Specialist Giovanna Adams states, “Our mission began as an outlet for open dialogue about race and its intersections, collaboration on ways to be more inclusive, and to explore the diversity in small towns. As our organization grew into a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our mission grew with it. We now partner with K-12 schools and higher education institutions across CT, MA, and PA.. With this growth, our new name reflects our expanded scope and allows others to recognize that our organization is focused on equity education and open to all small, rural communities and school districts.”





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