Our Impact

Embracing the Possible:  Raising a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed and brave about race

We’re thrilled to publish our first-ever Impact Statement, Embrace the Possible. It’s a window into our EmbraceRace community, including details about who we are, what we do, and where we plan to go.

Insights from our community 

The EmbraceRace community grew substantially in 2020 as parents, educators and caregivers grappled with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color, and as the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others brought renewed attention to the scourge of police brutality. 

Each year, EmbraceRace conducts a survey to understand how our work is influencing parents, educators and caregivers. Highlights from our 2020 survey, with almost 700 respondents, point to the ways in which engaging with EmbraceRace enhances caregivers’ knowledge, skills and motivation with respect to children’s racial learning.

  • 97% planned to learn more about how to help their kids recognize and resist stereotyping
  • 82% agreed that they knew more about how kids develop racial/ethnic stereotypes 
  • 96% planned to learn more about how to support their kids’ efforts to advocate for racial justice
  • 86% agreed that they knew more about ways to help kids develop a positive racial identity 
  • 94% planned to learn more about how to effectively speak out against prejudice 

EmbraceRace By The Numbers

  • 200+ original articles and personal stories, 150 authors and storytellers
  • 50 Talking Kids & Race webinars, 100 expert guests, up to 9,000 registrants per session.
  • 55K+ email subscribers; 36K+ Facebook fans
  • Featured in The New York Times,Washington Post, CNN, NPR and other major media outlets

In the News

How To Talk To Kids About Race In Uncertain Times, EmbraceRace Co-founders, Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas, featured on KQED San Francisco's call-in radio show Forum, 1/18/21

Raising Kids Who Embrace Race, EmbraceRace Co-founders, Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas, featured on Notes from the Backpack, Podcast of the National PTA, 11/4/20

How can we embrace race? Learn from this couple advocating for change, CNN, 7/1/20

What five black fathers are saying to their children about this historic moment, Washington Post, 6/19/20