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Accelerating Results for Black Males: A Resource Guide

Part I is designed to help Promise Neighborhoods systematically identify and address barriers to improve the outcomes of black male children in their communities. It offers step-by-step instructions for assessing their needs and recommends a results-based framework for using this information to make a positive impact in their lives, from cradle to college to career. In doing so, this document...

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Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement

This report presents findings from a survey of Latinos regarding their perceptions of law enforcement authorities in light of the greater involvement of police in immigration enforcement. Lake Research Partners designed and administered a randomized telephone survey of 2,004 Latinos living in the counties of Cook (Chicago), Harris (Houston), Los Angeles, and Maricopa (Phoenix). 

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Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an important tool for understanding the health implications of proposed policies, plans, or projects on communities. Equity is a core value of HIA1 and many practitioners have used HIA to advance equity in decision-making processes. Yet, as the field becomes more commonly known, there is a risk that the focus on equity will diminish without explicit attention,...

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Policy Agenda to Build an Equitable Economy

As America continues to become more diverse, the nation's ability to achieve sustained growth and prosperity hinges on how quickly we can erase lingering racial and class divides and fully apply everyone's talents and creativity to building the next economy. Equity, inclusion, and fairness are no longer only moral imperatives, they are economic ones. This document describes our urgent need for...

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Categories: California

California Unincorportated: Mapping Disadvantaged Communities in the San Joaquin Valley

This document describes the new methods for identifying, measuring, and mapping disadvantaged unincorporated communities and a first account of the findings from applying these new methods to the San Joaquin Valley. For readers seeking the complete technical details of the data sources and methods, please see the Technical Guide on the Community Equity Initiative website.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

All-In Nation: An America That Works for All

Published by PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress, All-In Nation: An America That Works for All describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

Toward 2050 in Texas

It is in this spirit that Progress 2050—a project of the Center for American Progress—and PolicyLink—a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity—partnered to hold a series of roundtables in communities that have already experienced aspects of this demographic shift. This is the fifth report in a series documenting these roundtable discussions and describes a...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

Building an All-In Nation: A View from the American Public

How do Americans view rising diversity? Are they concerned about racial and economic inequality? Would they support the equity agenda outlined in All-In Nation? And, how do these views vary based on race, age, and political persuasion? The Center for American Progress and PolicyLink commissioned a multilingual nationwide survey to answer these important questions. The results were surprising...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity and What You Can Do About It

This webinar by the Asset Funders Network, PolicyLink, and various co-hosts looks at why tax reform matters and explores opportunities for change. This webinar is intended to prepare practitioners and advocates for critical windows of opportunity to engage in tax reform debates and advocate for policies that enable low- and moderate-income families to access a greater share of the benefits.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

Does Child Support Enforcement Create a Legacy of Debt among Black Fathers and Their Families?

Child support enforcement policies create a unique and devastating type of debt, undermining the financial security of low-income fathers and their children and families. Particularly for low-income black fathers, these enforcement policies can both limit the ability to secure a sustainable livelihood and prevent them from accumulating assets and, in turn, close the door to future...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Communicating about Race, Equity, and the Economy

To build an all-in nation, advocates and policymakers must talk squarely about how and why racial inequities hinder economic growth and development for everyone. But how can we communicate effectively about race and the economy? How do we expand the conversation about racial inclusion in a way that is honest, productive, and engages people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds? During this...

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Webinars | 2013

Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access on Food Day 2013

In honor of Food Day, the Healthy Food Access Portal held a food policy 101 webinar which brought together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods. Webinar speakers discussed the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar addressed a range...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Jobs, Income, and Assets: Economic Security for All

Economic security—having enough money to cover basic needs and enough savings to invest in the future—is essential for the health of families and the health of the economy as a whole. But as inequality has risen, economic insecurity has become the norm, especially for families of color. Join this webinar to learn about the state of communities of color in the American economy and the most...

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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2013

All Aboard: Making Equity Central in Transportation Planning

Transportation is a critical link to ensuring opportunity for all—connecting us to jobs, schools, housing, health care, and grocery stores. Even more, transportation planning and investment decisions – what we build, where it is placed, and who builds it – is central to creating equitable regions. Urban and rural communities that have sought to target transportation resources to places and...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Local and State Policy

When it comes to equity, local leaders are innovating the way forward. Across the country, advocates, organizers, public officials, labor leaders, and others are building new coalitions and advancing new policies to create more inclusive and prosperous cities and states. This webinar will explore policy strategies that are promoting equitable growth, including an “all-in” policy platform for...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Infrastructure: Supporting Communities So All Can Thrive

Infrastructure – including transportation, water, and energy systems -- is critical to connect people to economic opportunity. But infrastructure is often crumbling in communities of color. How can we leverage billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to reduce the nation’s unemployment and poverty rates and create pathways to jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities for our...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity

America is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, but what does this mean for our economic future? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead in building a competitive workforce? And what policies should we pursue to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a select few? A new webinar series drawing from All-In Nation: An America that Works for All will begin to answer these...

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Webinars | 2013

Farmers’ Markets in Low-Income Communities: Strategies & Best Practices

Across the country healthy food stakeholders are working to support farmers’ markets that increase access to healthy foods in low-income communities. This webinar discusses how incentive programs, retail strategies and policies are changing how consumers shop at farmers' markets in their neighborhoods. Experts share best practices and lessons learned from the field about how to implement...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Strategies for Small Businesses Impacted by New Transit Investments

Across the country, new light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) projects are creating faster and more affordable transportation options for low-income residents and people of color. In several cities, these projects are also expanding opportunities for small, local, minority-, women-, and immigrant-owned businesses to reach new customers and benefit from the streetscape and other new...

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California Unincorporated

The Community Equity Initiative, a partnership between PolicyLink, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability, and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, is helping to achieve local and regional policy change, legal representation, and education for residents using research as a key tool. To address the infrastructure challenges faced by...

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