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2010Opportunity Communities

The Geography of Opportunity: Mapping to Promote Equitable Community Development and Fair Housing in King County, WA

Download or View The Full Report The following report assesses the “State of Opportunity” in King County, Washington. An “opportunity mapping” analysis conducted by the Kirwan Institute was made possible through a small grant funded by the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC). The Kirwan Institute is a national leader in conducting opportunity mapping … Continue reading »

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Health Insurance Only Partial Solution to Racial Health Disparities

Download or View The Full Report The approval of national health care reform is only one step toward narrowing the racial health disparities in our nation. While more non-Whites than Whites are in need of health coverage, and several provisions in the Reconciliation Bill may address some remaining issues, it is important to realize that … Continue reading »

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The State of Black Ohio: At a Crossroads on the Pathway to Opportunity

Download or View The Full Report This report, just released after the election of President Obama, speaks to the continued progress of our nation towards opening the doors of opportunity to all. Ohio’s African American community has seen tremendous achievement in recent decades. Political development, educational and business success, as well as the emergence of … Continue reading »

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Montclair Public Schools: Focus Groups

Download or View The Full Report This report accounts for the focus groups held on October 23-25, 2009 in Montclair. It documents the focus groups’ goals, implementation, demographics, questions, responses, follow up reactions and ensuing recommendations. In response to the recent Supreme Court decisions, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, … Continue reading »

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Targeted Universalism and the Jobs Bill: Helping Communities in Crisis Through Targeted Investments

Download or View The Full Report Unfortunately, recognition of the uneven nature of the economic crisis is not reflected in much of our federal response and is not addressed in the recent jobs bill. One measure stripped from the jobs bill in recent weeks was a stipulation to target some funds to communities with high … Continue reading »

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