No, Cookie Cart has always been and will continue to be a space where everyone is welcome. The communities where we exist are primarily BIPOC neighborhoods, thus the majority of Cookie Cart youth employees reflect this. Including and specifically naming teens of color in our mission centers the experience and needs of BIPOC youth we employ and engage.
Cookie Cart remains an equal opportunity employer, and all individuals who fit criteria for employment are considered equally. This update to our mission also charts our path for future growth, notating that Cookie Cart focuses our services and delivery of our mission in BIPOC communities.
For reference, in 2020, 61% of youth self-identified as Black, 24% as Asian, 6% as Latinx, 3% as Multi-racial, 2% as White, and 1% as American Indian (3% of youth did not respond).