On May 12, 2016, SERC partnered with the SERC Foundation to offer a conference to advance racial equity in education. Entitled, “Dismantling Systemic Racism: 2016 Conference on Race, Education & Success,” the conference was designed to support a transformational approach to equity that ensures all students get what they need to be successful. Now an annual event, more than 300 educators, community and business leaders, families, and others throughout the state look forward to gather to learn from each other and discuss this important issue. The purpose of the day is to collaborate with our partners (e.g., William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund, the Greater New Haven Community Foundation, the Anti-Defamation League, All Our Kin, and CT Parent Power) to address the multifaceted ways in which race and systemic racism hinder our students’ opportunities for success in academics, social development, health, and family engagement. Participants are able to learn about the work of individuals committed to supporting students of color and engage in activities on transforming systems to support an excellent and equitable education for all.