Equity Challenge

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21-Day Equity Challenge

The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity for shared learning and invites Quad Citizens to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and region. The experience will increase awareness of local disparities, suggest ways participants can take action, and help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in the Quad Cities.

Thank you to the over 3,500 Quad Citizens who have taken the 21-Day Equity Challenge. At this time there are no scheduled sessions, but Daily Actions & Resources are available below so you may take the challenge at your own pace.



At this time there are no scheduled 21-Day sessions. Check back later or sign up to be notified of upcoming sessions!

  • When the next session opens for registration, you may sign up for your preferred 21-day session.
  • You’ll receive an email every day with suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations and ways to form and deepen community connections and understanding.
  • Participation is free for anyone. Discussion guides are available for groups, and individuals can participate solo.
  • You’ll explore themes such as racial identity, privilege, trauma, healing, opportunity in Quad Cities and much more through daily actions that take, on average, no more than 15 minutes.

Get the most of your self-guided learning journey or take the 21-Day Equity Challenge at your own pace.


Here are a few resources to help as you start your 21-Day Equity Challenge.

  • Read the welcome letter from Rene Gellerman, United Way President & CEO.
  • Track your thoughts and impressions on what resonates most with you each day using the Equity Challenge Activity Log. Download here.
  • Looking to take the challenge with a team of coworkers, friends or a partner? Share your insights and grow together using the Equity Challenge Discussion Guide to help you facilitate these conversations. Download here.
  • Share your reflections and moments of inspiration on social media using #EquityChallengeQC and #UnitedWayQC. Don’t miss out on updates — follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you to our 21-DAY EQUITY CHALLENGE TASK FORCE: Individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives who are driven to advance equity in the Quad Cities who provided input and/or guidance in developing and executing the program.

  • Dr. Randolph Burl
  • Brandy Donaldson
  • Alfred Ramirez
  • Kelly Thompson 
  • Jabari Woods

More Information
For information about the Challenge, email, email Chief Operating Officer Karrie Abbott or call 563.344.0330.
For information regarding how to invest in United for Equity, email Chief Operating Officer Karrie Abbott or call 563.344.0330.

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