What is a C.A.R.E.?

Tell Me About C.A.R.E.

 A  C.A.R.E. is a tool. 

This tool can be used by the members of FORR: Frankfort for the following:  

  • To identify areas of opportunity relating to race relations that exist within our community, and  
  • To develop and execute plans of action that address these areas of opportunity.

What Does C.A.R.E. Stand For

 “C” – Condition that exists 

at a given time 

in our community

 “A” – Action you took or plan to 

take to address existing 


“R” – Results of the action taken 

“E” – Evaluation of results


What is the context for the C.A.R.E. program?

  • Everyone has a context in which they feel empowered. This could be your home, your neighborhood, your clubs, your church, your sports team, etc. 
  • Everyone has a context in which they feel “otherized.” (from the book, Waking Up White by Debbie Irving, excerpt here)

Places of Otherization

In America, the dominant race and culture are white. This means that the experiences and needs of non-white people are often ignored by those in power and unseen by a majority of white people. 

People of color often do not feel comfortable in white dominated spaces such as work places, schools, financial institutions, 

 and medical offices.

C.A.R.E. Projects

 How are we using the C.A.R.E. concept? 

We have initiated several C.A.R.E. projects aimed at pairing groups of like context (i.e. comfort zones) for the purpose of 

holding open, honest, 

face to face conversations on race relations in our community. 

Below is a list of past and present C.A.R.E. projects.


 Come to our meetings -  2nd Mondays, every month , 5:00 p.m. at the KSU Alumni House.   

Directions:  From East Main, turn onto Douglas. Turn at the first left.  The KSU Alumni House will be on your right, across from the Bradford Hall parking lot. On the KSU campus map, Bradford Hall is #23, with parking on the right. 

The Alumni House is not numbered on the map.

KSU Campus Map

Send ideas or questions to FORR:  Frankfort,  Post Office Box 973, Frankfort KY 40602