Promoting College Readiness: Smart Investments in Our Future

Promoting College Readiness: Smart Investments in Our Future

27 Jun 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Education has long been the most common route to economic success, and it's more important than ever. Sixty percent of jobs require post-secondary education and training, up from 28 percent 40 years ago. Youth of color, the fastest-growing segment of our young population, must be | Read more >

Reflection on A Gathering of Leaders 2014

Reflection on A Gathering of Leaders 2014

25 Jun 2014 | Ricky Hurtado, Institute for Black Male Achievement Intern, PolicyLink

As I picked up my registration packet at this year’s "A Gathering of Leaders" conference in Oakland, CA, I couldn’t help but laugh when I glanced down at my name tag.  “Ricky Hurtado, Institute for Black Male Achievement Intern, PolicyLink” it read.  It felt a little strange to be | Read more >

Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry

Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry

26 May 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Jon Esformes, one of the largest tomato producers in the nation, is a vocal champion for a worker-led campaign to remake his industry and create good jobs for some of the most vulnerable people in America. Why? Because raising the floor for farmworkers will help grow his business | Read more >

For Your Toolbox: The Economic Case for Equity

For Your Toolbox: The Economic Case for Equity

28 Apr 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Give your campaigns a boost with two new tools from PolicyLink on how to make the economic case for equity: A new Alliance for Justice blog post from Angela Glover Blackwell on the four reasons why equity is essential for our economy, and a recent webinar on how to tell a | Read more >

TIGER Grants Represent Opportunity for Equity Leaders

TIGER Grants Represent Opportunity for Equity Leaders

14 Apr 2014 |

Transportation has the ability to enhance access to life’s critical resources— jobs, schools, grocery stores, and healthcare. Access to transportation infrastructure and services, and the quality of such services are not created equally, however. These differences are vividly | Read more >