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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2017

What does gentrification and displacement mean for Equitable Economic Development?

In many cities, there is much debate about defining and identifying gentrification. There is also a lively debate about the relationship between economic development activities, like new retail or corridor revitalization, and displacement of residents and local businesses. Many city leaders struggle with how to understand how gentrification and displacement impacts their residents, especially...

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Webinars | 2016

Leveraging Institutional Purchasing Power to Expand Access to Healthy Food

Institutions such as hospitals, schools, businesses, and government agencies play a number of important roles in a community: service provider, employer, educator, as well as community and cultural hub. These institutions also play an important role in advancing the health and well-being of communities and can do so by leveraging their purchasing power to expand healthy food access for...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2016

Introducing the National Equity Atlas Data and Policy Tool

The National Equity Atlas is a powerful online data and policy tool that helps local advocates track, measure, and make the case for equitable growth. This webinar is designed for organizations that are working to advance racial and economic equity across many policy domains.

The webinar, sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, featured a live demonstration of the Atlas, which provides 31...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2016

Data Tools for Policy Change Paid Family Leave Policies to Advance Health Equity

Leaders at every level recognize that workers should be able to take time from their jobs to care for their own health or family health issues. But policymakers and practitioners need tools to make their case to colleagues and the public, and to ensure access to paid leave for all working families, especially those who need it most. New family and medical leave indicators from...

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Webinars | 2016

Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Academic Performance and School Attendance

Exposure to a traumatic event places a young person at risk of: a lower reading proficiency, a lower grade-point average, and more days of school absences. Throughout their lifetimes, many young students living in underserved communities will experience one or more traumatic events-putting them at risk of chronic absenteeism and lower academic proficiency. During this webinar, Sue Fothergill...

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Webinars | 2016

Sustaining Parent Engagement throughout the Cradle to Career Continuum (GPRAs 12-14)

Parent and community engagement is critical to achieving and sustaining Promise Neighborhoods results. Moreover, research demonstrates that children whose parents are involved in their reading and learning are more likely to have stronger academic performances and fewer absences. During this webinar, we will be joined by Marilyn Joseph (Harlem Children’s Zone), and Alysha Price and Michelle...

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Webinars | 2016

Leveraging Policy Advocacy to Keep Students Healthy (GPRAs 8-9)

The capacity to leverage policy advocacy and systems change is critical to scaling up and sustaining efforts to ensure that youth living in Promise Neighborhoods are healthy and connected to the necessary services and supports to prepare them for college and career success. During this webinar, Rosa Ramirez Richter (Healthy Schools Campaign) will discuss best practices to achieve healthy...

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Webinars | 2016

Understanding Federal Tools for Building Youth and Family Financial Capability

On Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. EST, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink hosted a webinar that lifted up strategies to utilize federal tools to build youth and family financial capability in Promise Neighborhoods. We were joined by Anamita Gall (ICF International) and Dr. Deborah Moore (Indianola Promise Community), who shared best practices for using federal tools, such as the...

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Webinars | 2016

Building out an Effective Case Management System

A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families, along the cradle-to-career continuum. During this webinar, Mary Bogle (Urban Institute), Tara Watford (Youth Policy Institute), and Karin Scott (Indianola Promise Community) shared best practices for building a case management system that is: rooted in the Results-Based...

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Webinars | 2016

Grocery Store and Retailer Scorecard

The “Grocery Store and Retailer Scorecard” is modeled on a successful and similar self-assessment scorecard developed for school lunchrooms by the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab and adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture. This webinar presents the “Grocery Store and Retailer Scorecard” tool and features speakers that highlight the behavioral economics that informed the...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2016

Equitable Arts-Based Community Development

The role of arts and culture is becoming increasingly essential to economic development. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, in 2012, the production of arts and cultural goods generated more than $698 billion to the U.S. economy. However, with changing demographics along with issues of gentrification and displacement, a pressing question is emerging-- how can arts-and-culture...

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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2016

Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Transportation is a tried and proven investment that connects people to what they need to live a good, vibrant life and to be upwardly economically mobile. Transportation connects children to good schools, their parents to good jobs, and ensures access to clinics, libraries, parks and recreation, grocery stores and other essential amenities and services. 
 
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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2016

Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule PowerPoint Presentation

This is the powerpoint presentation which accompanies the webinar archive, Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
 
This webinar looks at the AFFH rule and how it can be used to promote equitable transportation, transit-oriented development, and opportunity-focused place making. Learn how to get involved in and influence your...
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Webinars | 2016

Building Healthy Communities of Opportunity

From San Francisco, California to Flint, Michigan, the nation is facing an escalating housing crisis. Skyrocketing rents, inadequate infrastructure, and stagnant wages have deep implications on both the prosperity and the health of families. With the housing market failing to serve the vast majority of Americans, PolicyLink and The Kresge Foundation partnered to develop a new equity framework...

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Webinars | 2015

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Transformative Change in Policing

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems — including meaningful oversight of law enforcement, accountability, an end to the criminalization of communities of color, and investments beyond federally-sponsored tanks and additional...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Building an Equitable Retirement System for the 21st Century

All families hope for lasting financial security, but today many families in the U.S. struggle to make ends meet, let alone prepare for their financial future. Looking ahead towards older age, families hope to pay off debts, give their children a secure start in life, and build a nest egg for retirement. However, these basic aspirations prove elusive for many, placing long-term financial...
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Webinars | 2015

Creating Equitable Food Systems with the Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Across the country, the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is working to increase access to healthy food in low income communities and communities of color. The program is supporting food retailers that are increasing equity by improving regional food systems, creating jobs, and strengthening local economies. 
 
This webinar will highlight how healthy food projects supported by...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Making Regional Equity a Reality

Regional equity is a unique framework for social change that has as its goal to ensure that everyone— regardless of the neighborhood in which they live— can access what they need to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Leaders around the nation are using this frame to develop action plans that connect communities to living-wage jobs, affordable housing choices, public...
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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2015

Advancement for Equity: The Game Changing Rule Coming from HUD

People need to live in places where they can get a good job; feel safe; be near quality schools, health clinics, libraries, parks, and grocery stores; and have access to transportation options. However, today, and far too often, the very things people need to participate in the economy are out of reach simply due to the cost of housing in high-opportunity neighborhoods, or because the...
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Webinars | 2015

Equity in Healthy Food Access Engaging Women and Entrepreneurs of Color

This webinar will highlight strategies and valuable resources for engaging female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color in financing healthy food access projects.
 
The webinar will present the economic potential of entrepreneurs of color and female entrepreneurs, common barriers and challenges to accessing capital, promising approaches for connecting smaller businesses with resources, as...
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Webinars | 2015

Equity in Healthy Food Access Engaging Women and Entrepreneurs of Color

This webinar will highlight strategies and valuable resources for engaging female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color in financing healthy food access projects.
 
The webinar will present the economic potential of entrepreneurs of color and female entrepreneurs, common barriers and challenges to accessing capital, promising approaches for connecting smaller businesses with resources, as...
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Webinars | 2015

Twitter 101 & Twitter for California Advocacy

Twitter is becoming increasingly vital to the work of California advocates, often playing a central role in policy campaigns — it’s time to take the Twitter plunge!
 
This webinar, hosted by the PolicyLink California-based communications team, is an interactive Twitter training. The first half of the webinar will address Twitter basics, such as:
 
• Why should I join Twitter?
• What is a...
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Webinars | 2015

Understanding the Role of Assets in Efforts for Boys and Men of Color

Racial and economic inequities continue to challenge low-income communities and people of color. These challenges can be exacerbated for boys and men of color due to compounded histories of economic exclusion, school push-out, and criminal justice involvement. The compounded histories have also impacted their ability of many low-income people-including boys and men of color-to build the...
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Webinars | 2015

Addressing Young Children’s Mental Health for Kindergarten Readiness

Responsive relationships with consistent primary caregivers help build positive attachments that support healthy social-emotional development. These relationships form the foundation of mental health for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
 
"Infant mental health" is defined as the healthy social and emotional development of a child from birth to 3 years; and a growing field of research and...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Data Tools for Change The Child Opportunity Index

Leaders at every level recognize that a child’s well-being should not be determined by their zip code, but how can policymakers and practitioners take action to ensure healthy places for all? The Child Opportunity Index, a new tool from diversitydatakids.org and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, arms leaders with critical data to inform strategies that increase equity...
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Webinars | 2015

Research Your Community: Virtual Training

Research Your Community is a new mapping tool available on the Healthy Food Access Portal that can help individuals and organizations better understand the communities in which they are working in to improve access to healthy food. The tool can also be a valuable resource for your advocacy and fundraising efforts. The grocery landscape is ever changing, and data is one of many ways to paint a...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Tools for Social Change The National Equity Atlas

Our country is becoming more diverse, yet ingrained racial inequities remain wide and persistent. This reality makes it imperative that foundations prioritize grantmaking on strategies that promote equity, or fair and just inclusion. The National Equity Atlas, developed by PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California, is a...
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Webinars | 2015

Funding Your Healthy Food Project with USDA Resources

As a nation, we must foster a food system that ensures urban and rural communities have access to fresh and healthy foods; small and mid-size farmers can produce and market food in an economically and sustainable manner; and consumers have the resources they need to live healthy and productive lives.
 
This webinar introduces the audience to several programs at the United States Department of...
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Webinars | 2015

The New Proposed Child Support Rule: What It Means for Low-Income Fathers

On November 17, 2014, the Office of Child Support Enforcement issued a proposed rule entitled Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs. The new rule proposes revisions to existing law that could significantly alter Child Support Enforcement program operations and enforcement procedures, especially for low-income fathers. Broad in scope, the changes touch...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2015

Introducing the National Equity Atlas

America’s economic future depends on everyone being able to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind online resource for data and policy ideas to build an equitable economy in your region, state, and nationwide.
 
This webinar tour of the National Equity Atlas discusses how you can use this unique new data and policy tool to advance...
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Webinars | 2014

What Works: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color

California's future prosperity depends on the success of its growing majority: communities of color. Boys and men of color make up a significant part of this growing population \u2013 70 percent of Californians under the age of 25 identify as people of color \u2013 yet they face unique barriers to opportunity that result in some of the state\u2019s poorest outcomes. The Alliance for Boys and...

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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2014

Development without Displacement in Sustainable Communities

This webinar discusses approaches to ensure that neighborhood residents and communities of color can stay in their communities as their neighborhoods improve. Learn about methods for identifying communities at risk of displacement, and strategies and policies to keep people and businesses home as new transit and other improvements come to the community and region.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | IASP | 2014

Strengthening Family Resiliency: The Lane Changer Costs of Financial Disruptions

Income disrupting life events are more common than we think. Divorce, unemployment, poor health, caregiving all have real costs and consequences that can shift life's trajectories, curtail family-member's dreams, and have devastating long lasting effects on a families' financial security and well being. Some families are more vulnerable to financial disruptions than others and not everyone...

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Webinars | 2014

Growing and Funding Equitable Food Hubs: A Strategy for Improving Access to Healthy Food

Food hubs have gained momentum as an innovative retail strategy to expand healthy food access in low income communities by creating direct linkages between food growers and producers to consumers.

This webinar will explore the experiences of three organizations involved in the work of creating equitable food hubs in California, North Carolina, and the Delaware Valley region. Speakers will...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2014

Who Benefits from Federal Tax Subsidies?

A national discussion is underway about the causes and effects of income and wealth inequality, including recent attention to the role of the U.S. tax code. The federal tax code contains more than $1 trillion in tax subsidies known to policymakers and economists as “tax expenditures” because they are a form of spending through the tax code. Of these subsidies, more than half a trillion, $540...
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Webinars | 2014

Engaging Community Partners to Support Healthy Food Retail

Over the past several years, healthy food retail has become an effective strategy for improving the economic health and well-being of communities. Community leaders, businesses, nonprofits, and local government are recognizing the key to a successful operation often hinges on community involvement and participation. The integration of community in planning and development is essential to...
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Webinars | 2014

Location, Location, Location The Role Neighborhoods Play in Family Wealth and Well-Being

This webinar, by PolicyLink, IASP, and NFHA discusses how policy can help create a fairer distribution of opportunity by neighborhood.
 
The webinar focused on the recent IASP brief, "Location, Location, Location: The Role Neighborhoods Play in Family Wealth and Well-Being."
 
This brief delineates between high opportunity and low opportunity neighborhoods, explains the disparities in...
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Webinars | 2014

Building the Capacity of Educators and Service Providers to Support Black Male Achievment

This webinar, hosted by the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, lifts up professional development programs being implemented in Promise Neighborhoods to effectively promote the academic achievement of low-income children of color, with a focus on black boys and young men. 
 
The webinar focuses on the work the Northside Achievement Zone has done in partnership with the Innocence...
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