In 2016, CCSI joined more than 40 other organizations in the Greater Rochester area in a commitment to scrutinizing our internal policies, procedures, and practices with a commitment to finding ways to address and dismantle structural racism. CCSI remains committed to this work through our internal Racial Equity & Justice Initiative workgroup. Comprised of employees at every level within the organization, as well as board members, the REJI workgroup:


  • Plans and delivers Lunch & Learns featuring guest speakers focused on Indigenous people, Black and Brown history, the justice system, intersectionality, and other topics
  • Leads book discussion based on various readings to continue learning how to dismantle structural racism  
  • Shares and maintains an internal resource library with books, articles, documentaries, and podcasts with our workforce for individual learning