UNITE Pinellas

Furthering a just, fair and equitable Pinellas County where all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential

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Working to improve the life of all residents in Pinellas County

UNITE works to address the following underlying factors which influence social change. Improvements in these areas create pathways to help achieve equity.

Narrative Change

Modify the language, images and cognitive cues that form the conventional understanding of poverty and race from one of blame to a deeper understanding of the barriers that created the inequities.

Institutional Practice Change

Eliminate regulations and day-to-day decision making in public and private institutions that generate biased outcomes.

Policy Change

Eliminate public policies that create barriers and develop policies that can improve equity.

An Equity Profile of Pinellas County

$3.6 billion

The estimated increase in economic output if there were no racial gaps in income.

Aside from the deep desire we hold as citizens for justice and fairness, equity has been identified as theĀ superior economic model. Experts estimate that the Pinellas County economy would be $3.6 billion larger if there were no racial gaps in income.

Furthermore, if additional income is generated by families who have low incomes the following areas will be positively impacted: health, academic success of children, quality of housing, likelihood of living in a more safe and secure environment, civic engagement.