A Roundup of Winter 2011, and What’s in Store for Spring

We’ve had a busy and exciting year so far, traveling all over the country to present findings from The Measure of America 2010-2011 and forging ahead with researching and writing the California Human Development Report. We made presentations at UNICEF, NYC, the Southern California Grantmakers’ Philanthropy and Public Policy Conference, Los Angeles, and also held a Congressional Briefing for policymakers and staffers on the Hill. Most recently, we returned once again to Washington, DC, to present at the New America Foundation:

This week, we released the revamped Common Good Forecaster, an interactive online tool that allows users to see the tangible benefits of education for individuals and their communities. When users change educational attainment rates, indicators such as life expectancy, income, and voting rates change accordingly. The Forecaster is a joint project between AHDP and United Way, and utilizes the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

In other news:

  • We received a matching grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; they will match every dollar you donate with another dollar, effectively doubling your contribution! Your support will help us produce fact-based, easy-to-use tools and promote discussion and debate about our most important asset: the well-being of our nation’s people. Make your donation today.
  • Our accomplishments page is a new addition to our website, and is a comprehensive listing of what AHDP has achieved since its founding in 2008. You’ll find a full list of publications, tools, appearances, collaborations, and more.
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Last word: Watch this space as we start finalizing launch plans for our California Human Development Report. We’ll be visiting Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in mid-May—you won’t want to miss these events!