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2012Opportunity Communities

Neighborhoods & Community Development in Franklin County: Understanding Our Past & Preparing for Our Future

Download or View The Report View Interactive Map and more The Kirwan Institute was commissioned by The Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus to assess the trends which have shaped community conditions and impacted community development in Franklin County’s diverse neighborhoods. This study is intended to provide data analysis and mapping to help inform Columbus’ … Continue reading »

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Bibliographical Guide to Structural Racialization, Implicit Bias, and Systems Thinking

Download or View The Full Report Structural Racialization Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010. Bertrand, Marianne and Sendhil Mullainathan. “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination.” American Economic Review 94 (2004):991-1013. Abstract by … Continue reading »

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Opportunity & Mapping Analysis for White Center, WA

Download or View The Full Report Equitable neighborhood revitalization aims to create healthy, successful communities of opportunity. Communities of opportunity are those that provide access to high quality education, a healthy and safe environment, sustainable employment, political empowerment, affordable transit, and outlets for wealth building, including sustainable, affordable homeownership. Access to these opportunities in our … Continue reading »

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Black Girls in Franklin County, Ohio: Progress, Power and Possibility

Download or View The Full Report In an era when race and gender are at the forefront of American discourse, less attention is focused on these intersections as they pertain to youth. African-American girls, in particular, are often overlooked in these conversations. Little is known about the lives of African-American girls as evidenced by the … Continue reading »

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The African American Agenda: A Path to Transformative Change

Download or View The Full Report Changing the Status Quo: The African American Leadership Forum People of color, particularly African Americans, are often isolated from access to the critical resources we all need to create healthy, thriving communities, families, and individuals. This can mean a lack of high-quality educational opportunities, stable housing, sustainable employment, preventative … Continue reading »

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