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2015 Champion of Children Report: Boys of Color, Boys at Risk

Download This report documents the many challenges facing our young boys of color, challenges that if left unaddressed, imperil their successful entry into adulthood and their ability to be flourishing, productive members of our community. However, it is also clear that such research does not fully capture the experience of all boys of color in our … Continue reading »

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2015Opportunity Communities

Franklin County Senior Opportunity: A Framework for Investment

Never before have we, as a society, seen such long lifespans for such a large number of people. Never before have we, as a community, had to grapple with the opportunities and challenges presented by living in a community with so many aging family members. Living longer can be a blessing and a gift. It … Continue reading »

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2015Opportunity Communities

The Geography of Opportunity: In Greater New Orleans

Download For the Gulf Coast super region containing New Orleans and Baton Rouge, events such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill have highlighted existing inequalities in access to opportunity. In the years since these events, efforts to rebuild the region have often reflected those pre-existing inequalities and even exacerbated them. It is because … Continue reading »

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Strengthening the Pine Ridge Economy: A Regional Equity and Opportunity Assessment

Download The Pine Ridge reservation sits within a broader regional economic context, whose primary sectors include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and retail. 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 strategies to create greater vibrancy and … Continue reading »

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Social Capital and Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization on Columbus’ Southside

Download or View The Full Report The energy building on the Southside is palpable. There is not one corner of the community that is not seeing some form of investment—from the Reeb redevelopment at the south end, to the Nationwide Children’s housing initiative at the north end, change is happening. It’s an exciting time to … Continue reading »

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