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The Equity Research Action Coalition at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is a university-based collaborative. The Coalition focuses on co-constructing with practitioners and policymakers actionable research and evaluation to support the optimal development of Black children, prenatal through childhood. The Coalition works at the intersection of research, program, and practice through anti-racist and cultural wealth frameworks. The Coalition focuses on developing a science-based action framework to eradicate the impact of racism and poverty and all its consequences on the lives of Black children, families, and communities, and to ensure their optimal health and wellbeing. The Coalition is focused on asset-based research and equitable policies and practices.