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Categories: Equitable Economy

Building an Equitable Economy

PolicyLink partner Adam Friedman, who leads the Pratt Center for Community Development in New York City, used Equity Atlas data to talk about the importance of inclusive growth and urban manufacturing as a critical strategy at the Philadelphia Fed’s Equitable Economic Development Conference held in Lancaster, PA. “The Atlas is a quick, easy way to analyze how an area is doing in comparison to...

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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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A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results

This important tool was developed to help Promise Neighborhood communities and the field at large better understand the external conditions and developmental milestones that are needed to build the cradle to career continuum and to achieve the goals/outcomes set forth in Promise Neighborhoods. The tool illustrates the developmental pathways necessary to achieve the Promise Neighborhoods vision.

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Categories: Infrastructure

Strategies for Strengthening Anchor Institutions’ Community Impact

Anchor institutions are large, place-based organizations, often public or nonprofit, that exist as core fixtures in local communities. This brief provides promising examples where anchor institutions have engaged in activities to advance economic inclusion, promote access to employment, and otherwise improve the circumstances faced by boys and men of color. It draws on a scan of national best...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Strategies for Health-Care Workforce Development

This brief identifies a number of promising programs and practices in the health-care sector that promotes access to economic opportunities for people of color and other individuals facing barriers to opportunity. It draws on a scan of national best practices originally developed for the City of New Orleans.

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Categories: Infrastructure

Strategies for Addressing Equity in Infrastructure and Public Works

This brief presents case studies and promising practices for connecting hard-to-employ job seekers, men of color, and low-income residents to temporary and permanent job opportunities in the infrastructure sector. Featured are targeted first-source hiring and contracting programs implemented through community workforce agreements (CWAs), community benefit agreements (CBAs), and/or project...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Key Strategies to Advance Equitable Growth in Regions

Achieving equitable growth in cities and regions will require a new set of tools, innovative leveraging of resources, and unprecedented levels of collaboration. This report draws from the work already underway in more than 40 cities and regions to connect low-income people and communities of color to the economic mainstream. It lifts up strategies concentrated in seven areas, all helping...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Regional Planning for Health Equity

This brief introduces strategies for planning for health equity at a regional scale and summarizes the movement for building healthy communities. It draws from the experiences of regional equity coalitions and metropolitan planning organizations to identify five important conditions that must be met to achieve effective results.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Full Employment for All: The Social and Economic Benefits of Race and Gender Equity in Employment

How much stronger could the economy be if everyone who wanted a job could find one—regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender? This analysis, produced for the Fed Up campaign for Federal Reserve policies that work for communities most left behind by the recovery, estimates the potential economic gains of full employment for all. Find out what the United States economy—and the economies of the 12...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Reports | 2015

Equity: The Soul of Collective Impact

To achieve population-level change, practitioners must learn from earlier community-building models. Achieving results requires dismantling systems in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms reinforce and perpetuate racial inequity. This paper examines the collective impact model by drawing on lessons learned from collaborative, community-based...

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2015

All-In Cities: Building an Equitable Economy from the Ground Up

As cities come back, leaders must bake equity and inclusion into their growth strategies. This framing paper for the All-In Cities initiative, released at the 2015 Equity Summit in Los Angeles, shares cross-cutting practices and an eight-point policy framework to build equitable, thriving cities. See the report here.

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Reports | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

This  articles explores four success elements that have advanced efforts on behalf of boys and men of color. They include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, working across issues and systems; local and state intermediaries serving as hubs for long-term initiatives to increase capacity and policy impact; culturally relevant trauma-informed practices to individual and system outcomes;...

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Reports | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

This  articles explores four success elements that have advanced efforts on behalf of boys and men of color. They include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, working across issues and systems; local and state intermediaries serving as hubs for long-term initiatives to increase capacity and policy impact; culturally relevant trauma-informed practices to individual and system outcomes;...

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Categories: K-12
2015

Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act is slated to replace No Child Left Behind as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Section 4624 of the Every Student Succeeds Act ("the Act") authorizes the Promise Neighborhoods program. This brief summarizes the Promise Neighborhoods activities that are authorized under the Act.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

An Equity Profile of Detroit

The Detroit region is undergoing growth and change. After losing approximately 156,000 people between 2000 and 2010, the region is projected to reverse its recent losses and grow by about 5 percent over the next 30 years. People of color will make up a growing share of the population, with much of that growth propelled by Latinos and Asians. An infusion of new public and private investments...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

An Equity Profile of Detroit - Summary

The Detroit region is undergoing growth and change. After losing approximately 156,000 people between 2000 and 2010, the region is projected to reverse its recent losses and grow by about 5 percent over the next 30 years. People of color will make up a growing share of the population, with much of that growth propelled by Latinos and Asians. An infusion of new public and private investments...

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Reports | 2015

Breaking the Cycle: From Poverty to Financial Security for All

This report explores and provides examples of how key changes to components of the financial, education, justice, health, and tax systems can strengthen—rather than undermine—households’ financial security, and increase economic inclusion.

It describes innovative approaches that integrate a focus on building financial security across programs, while reforming the systems that most affect the...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Strengthening the Pine Ridge Economy

The Pine Ridge reservation, home of Oglala Lakota people, sits within a broader regional economic context whose primary sectors include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and retail.1 The Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rapid City Metropolitan area are interdependent economies that, to date, channel many economic benefits off-reservation. This Equity and Opportunity Assessment identifies key...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
2014

Equity Analysis: FY 2015 Presidential Budget

America is rapidly becoming majority people of color. To strengthen our democracy, prepare the leaders of tomorrow, and remain globally competitive, we need to provide ladders to opportunity in the places where people live, learn, and work. President Obama’s budget for FY 2015 presents a strong blueprint for equitable growth at the federal level and in America’s neighborhoods this year and...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

America's Tomorrow Newsletter, March 14

Find articles titled "A Blueprint for Equitable Growth", that examines President Obama's FY 2015 budget proposal, and "Building It Better in Texas", that looks at a new wave of construction workers campaigning to reshape their industry to create good jobs for the people who need them most, reverse longstanding inequities for workers, and encourage developers and contractors to invest in the...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Minnesota's Tomorrow: Equity Is the Superior Growth Model

There will be more people of color in Minnesota’s future, a fact that bodes well for realizing a more robust economy in the state. Minnesota’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model, commissioned by the state’s philanthropies, makes clear that realizing the potential of Minnesota’s growing diversity requires adopting an equity strategy that would grow new jobs and businesses while...

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