About ERRA

Our Mission, Values, and Impact

About us

The Equitable Recovery and Reconciliation Alliance (ERRA) is an initiative launched in 2020 by a collective of more than 90 King County BIPOC nonprofit and business leaders to ensure the inclusion of our communities in the region’s post-COVID-19 recovery and prosperity. Through our work, ERRA is upending historic racial disparities and the status quo by centering the voices of BIPOC communities in pandemic recovery planning. 

At the peak of the pandemic and the 2020 racial reckoning, we saw that it is possible to do things differently, in a way that centers those who are most vulnerable and impacted. As we move towards recovery, it is critical that we do not return to “business as usual.” 

We are elevating what works, defining solutions, advocating for new allocation of resources, and driving system and policy change for racial equity. We are ensuring that post-COVID investment opportunities are informed by a comprehensive approach to recovery and growth that is holistic and inclusive.

ERRA is generating and advocating for policies that will lead to a racially equitable ecosystem for BIPOC communities, businesses, workers, and organizations. Our work represents a paradigm shift, one in which solutions are generated and implemented by those closest to the issues. BIPOC communities have sat at many tables and offered authentic solutions over the decades – ERRA will be a warehouse for this community wisdom and lead the development and implementation of community-driven policies that advance a more just and equitable future. 

ERRA is working to address specific policy issues, but more importantly our work is building a coalition across many sectors and beyond racial and generational lines to address the racial wealth gap, create pathways out of poverty, support generational wealth building, and strengthen our BIPOC communities. 

Who we are

ERRA coalition partners have been working for decades to address inequitable social policies. Some of our partners focus on basic needs including childcare, immigrant rights, mental health, and food security. Others address opportunity gaps by concentrating on affordable housing, education, and employment services. We work with long-standing leaders who have led their respective fields for decades, and with emerging BIPOC voices whose recent accomplishments and impact will inspire coming generations.