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2014 Champion of Children Report: Toxic Stress Threatens Success

Download our 2014 report focuses on another set of challenges and opportunities impacting children in Franklin County. Childhood trauma and stress can be corrosive and damaging to childhood development and success for children in poverty. this can mean lives consumed by stress, anxiety and insecurity, passing from one generation to the next.1 While trauma and … Continue reading »

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Opportunity Mapping Issue Brief

Download   Place Matters: Using Mapping to Plan for Opportunity, Equity, and Sustainability For most of us, the neighborhood is our “ecosystem,” a place that can either provide the opportunities we need to grow or stifle our potential. We generally know an opportunity-rich neighborhood when we see one: a place that provides access to quality schools, healthy food … Continue reading »

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2013 Franklin County Children’s Report — United Way of Central Ohio

Download Report To provide insight into the past, present and future of Franklin County neighborhoods, United Way of Central Ohio’s Champion of Children, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Community Research Partners have collaborated to examine the role that neighborhoods have played in the lives of our children, and opportunities … Continue reading »

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The Geography of Opportunity in Austin and How It Is Changing

1 of 2   Download or View the Report This report and the online mapping tool associated with this work are the product of a collaborative effort between Green Doors and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, with the help of many Austin area community partners. The current report is a follow-up … Continue reading »

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Detroit at a Crossroads: Emerging from Crisis and Building Opportunity for All

Download or View the Report 1 of 2   In September 2008 the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity collaborated with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion to release the report Opportunity for All: Inequity, Linked Fate and Social Justice in Detroit and Michigan. The paper documents the inequities facing Detroit and … Continue reading »

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