“As we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today, it’s clear that the nation has made great strides to advance equality, but our society remains inequitable. Continuing the work of Dr. King and all the others who have sought to build a truly inclusive nation has | Read more >
The Return of the (100) Interns: Jonathan Malagon, Dedicated to Advocate for Boys and Men of Color in California (Class of ’12)
A culminating journey from the classrooms of East Los Angeles to statewide advocacy
Two weeks ago, hundreds of youth from across the state descended on the state capital to testify before and educate lawmakers about health, education, justice, and employment-oriented issues among | Read more >
The Return of the (100) Interns: Michael Phillips, Communications Intern Turned New York Litigator and Writer (Class of ‘04)
Once a young PolicyLink intern pitching the idea of starting a blog, now a writer for major publications
In the summer of 2004, Michael Phillips stood before the PolicyLink communications team in New York City and pitched a seemingly peculiar idea. A social media and new media | Read more >
The Return of the (100) Interns: David Zisser: A New Orleans Research Project Comes Alive and Inspires a Career (Class of ‘06)
A first-time trip to New Orleans turns into a vibrant career serving the Gulf Coast
When David Zisser joined the Affordable Housing and Equitable Development Toolkit team in the summer of 2006, Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts were nearing their first anniversary. He was tasked | Read more >
The Return of the (100) Interns: Joanna Trotter Brings Smart Planning and Investment to Underserved Chicago Neighborhoods (Class of ‘02)
As a child, Joanna Trotter attended neighborhood block parties and spent time at her mother’s nonprofit café. Little did she know this would be perfect preparation for a career in urban planning.
Currently the director of Place-Based Initiatives at the University of Chicago’s | Read more >
Step 1: Sign the NAACP Petition to tell the Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Step 2: Join the March on Washington on August 28.
This post was written by Jennifer Nguyen
The intern is synonymous with coffee making, endless copy jobs, and stockpiling free food at organizational functions.
At PolicyLink, however, interns directly engage with the organization’s mission of advancing economic and social | Read more >
Six years of organizing and advocacy have resulted in victory for a coalition of residents, business owners, and grassroots leaders demanding a light rail stop in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’s African American community. The victory marks a crucial step toward | Read more >
We’re thrilled to share a new paper, The Role of Community Schools in Place-Based Initiatives: Collaborating for Student Success.
Across the United States, communities are thinking differently about how to transform their schools and neighborhoods. There is tremendous excitement | Read more >
Transportation Equity Advocates Applaud Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as U.S. Transportation Secretary
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, issued the following statement following the Senate’s confirmation of Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of | Read more >
Last month, PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell had the honor of participating in President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The Council produced a report, Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery, which provides | Read more >
Statement by PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell on President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget
President Obama’s budget proposal contains several important policies that can have an extraordinary impact on low-income communities and people of color and advance equity–just and | Read more >
This post is a response to a group blogging event organized by Meeting of the Minds and Tumml.
Written by: Josh Kirschenbaum, Chris Schildt, and Amber Washington
Writing from ground zero of the global technology economy in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are in awe of its endless | Read more >
Making Connections, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s signature place-based community change initiative, ran from 1999 through 2010 and focused firmly on developing a family-strengthening framework. The effort led to a range of innovations in the field and both started and | Read more >
by Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink and Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Toward the end of his inspiring State of the Union address to the nation, President Obama said we must “build new ladders of opportunity into the | Read more >