From Los Angeles to Staten Island, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, young leaders | Read more >
Bill to Incorporate Promise Neighborhoods Program into “No Child Left Behind” Introduced in Congress
A strong and vibrant America requires children who are educated, healthy, and ready to enter the workforce.
Last Thursday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a bill to establish the Promise Neighborhoods program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), | Read more >
Last night President Obama stepped to the podium to make an historic statement. He outlined a plan to address issues created by unprecedented numbers of immigrants and by the absence of comprehensive immigration reform.
For this, he should be applauded. His is a common sense | Read more >
Since October 2013, over 60,000 unaccompanied children—many not even 12 years old—have crossed the border to reach the United States in a desperate attempt to escape drug-related violence, poverty, and abuse in Central America. These young boys and girls are fleeing their countries | Read more >
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell testified before the Joint Economic Committee in the U.S. Congress at a hearing focused on "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference."
In her | Read more >
Unpredictable and unstable work schedules are painfully disruptive to many part-time and full-time hourly worker’s lives and budgets. Without knowing when and for how long they will be working, hourly workers struggle to meet family and economic responsibilities. In some cases, | Read more >