Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

23 Oct 2017 | Chris Schildt and Lewis Brown Jr.


In 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, in partnership with PolicyLink, launched Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion, a cohort of seven cities dedicated to advancing economic equity for low-income communities and communities of color. Comprised of city officials and staff, local | Read more >

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

13 Oct 2017 | PolicyLink

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 190, co-authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara — ending the regressive and racially discriminatory practice of charging administrative fees to families with youth in the juvenile system.

California and | Read more >

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive

18 Sep 2017 |

PolicyLink is proud to support the #RenterWeekofAction happening this week—and invite you to join in calling for policy solutions to ensure renters—and cities—can thrive. See National and City Fact Sheets below.

Renters now represent the majority in the nation’s 100 largest cities | Read more >

Crafting an Economic Agenda for Black Lives

Crafting an Economic Agenda for Black Lives

25 Aug 2017 | Alexis Stephens

Today, racial inequities are once again at the center of the national political conversation — along with bold, visionary proposals for policies to resolve them. Grassroots responses to police violence have given rise to a movement of leaders, coalitions, and organizations seeking | Read more >

These Boston Apprenticeships Are Pushing the Economy Toward Equity

These Boston Apprenticeships Are Pushing the Economy Toward Equity

30 Jun 2017 | Courtney Hutchison

Donan Cosme was only 15 when he found himself in the crosshairs of gang life, facing off against a member of a competing gang, guns raised. More than a decade later, these two men would meet again — not as rivals, but as colleagues and fellow apprentices in Boston’s Sprinkler | Read more >

Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

24 May 2017 | PolicyLink


Back in March, when the Trump Administration released its preliminary budget document for FY2018 (the so-called “Skinny Budget”), PolicyLink called it “a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation — poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people | Read more >

The Half Trillion Dollar Tax Program That’s Driving Income Inequality

The Half Trillion Dollar Tax Program That’s Driving Income Inequality

17 Apr 2017 | Christopher M. Brown and Jeremie Greer

This tax season, as partisan debate continues to dominate Capitol Hill, the U.S. federal government will quietly spend over half a trillion dollars on tax programs to help American households build wealth. Indeed, these annual investments will promote wealth — for those who already | Read more >