December 4, 2023 — Louisiana Illuminator
October 27, 2023 — WDRB
September 15, 2023 —Education & the Workforce Committee Democrats
August 11, 2023 — The Sonoma Index-Tribune
May 7, 2023 — NBC Connecticut
April 25, 2023 — The Trace
April 24, 2023 — THE CITY
September 30, 2022 — 23ABC
September 28, 2022 — Newsweek
July 15, 2022 — Louisville Courier Journal
May 19, 2022 — Augusta Free Press
April 5, 2022 — Marketplace
January 26, 2022 — Sonoma County Gazette
2021 Portrait of Sonoma County: Well-being study finds new successes, ongoing challenges along race, ethnicity, gender and geographic lines
January 26, 2022 — The Press Democrat
December 29, 2021 — CalMatters
December 16, 2021 — North Bay Business Journal
December 14, 2021 — KQED
December 3, 2021 — Memphis Commerical Appeal
November 23, 2021 — SF Examiner
April 16, 2021 — Consumer Reports
April 8, 2021 — The New York Times
April 6, 2021 — Institute for Women’s Policy Research
April 2, 2021 — New Orleans Public Radio
March 30, 2021 — Health IT Analytics
February 16, 2021 — The Lens NOLA
February 4, 2021 — Queens Daily Eagle
Racial, ethnic and gender disparities persist on every Queens community board. New applicants can change that
January 27, 2021 — Queens Daily Eagle
Louisiana by the numbers: Report outlines which parishes have best quality of life, what we can do to get better
December 31, 2020 — Monroe News-Star
December 20, 2020 — The Shreveport Times
NYPD Cops Cash In on Sex Trade Arrests With Little Evidence, While Black and Brown New Yorkers Pay the Price
December 7, 2020 — ProPublica
December 3, 2020 — Louisiana Illuminator
November 18, 2020 — KSLA News 12
November 17, 2020 — Daily Advertiser
November 16, 2020 — WWNO
August 15, 2020 — WABE
Black communities were forgotten during the recovery from the Great Recession. We can’t let that happen again.
July 25, 2020 — Business Insider
July 15, 2020 — Queens Daily Eagle
July 7, 2020 — Queens Eagle
June 15, 2020 — Philanthropy News Digest
June 11, 2020 — Great Falls Tribune
June 10, 2020 — El Diario
June 10, 2020 — Marketplace
April 2, 2020 — Documented
January 22, 2020 — Market Watch
January 20, 2020 — AZEDNews
January 14, 2020 — Queens Eagle
December 30, 2019 — City & State New York
December 20, 2019 — Queens Eagle
December 18, 2019 — SOURCE
December 11, 2019 — Louisville Courier Journal
December 5, 2019 — The City
November 26, 2019 — Brooklyn Daily Eagle
October 18, 2019 — Patch
October 17, 2019 — The New York Post
October 17, 2019 — The Trace
October 8, 2019 — Gothamist
A Tale of Two City Council Districts: The Importance of Disaggregated Data to Accurately Measure SDGs in the United States
September 11, 2019 — Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
4.5 Million Young People Nationwide Are Not Working or in School. How Cities Are Working to Get Them Back on Track — & Avoid the School-to-Prison Pipeline
August 15, 2019 — The 74
August 1, 2019 — Brooklyn Daily Eagle
July 18, 2019 — Chicago Defender
Press Conference: Groundbreaking Investments in California’s Central Valley to Unleash Latino Civic and Economic Power to be Announced
July 18, 2019 — Business Wire
Provider shortages and geographic gaps plague the early intervention system for NYC’s youngest learners
June 18, 2019 — Chalkbeat
May 2, 2019 — KPBS
April 26, 2019 — Philanthropy News Digest
The National Youth Disconnection Rate Continues To Fall, But Progress Has Slowed And The Rate For Black Youth Has Increased
April 25, 2019 — Yahoo Finance
April 25, 2019 — ideastream
The Latino Community Foundation to Host 2019 Latino Policy Summit Calling on the Latino Community in California to Make Their Voices Heard in 2020
April 23, 2019 — BusinessWire
March 25, 2019 — Bklyner
Join us in Brooklyn on March 6 for our first-ever scavenger hunt! Click here to register.
January 24, 2019 — Measure of America and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York present DATA2GOHEALTH.NYC in the webinar “Unlocking Potential: New Health-Related Data for Decision Making & Community Well-Being.” Click here to watch.
January 9, 2019 — YouthToday
January 2, 2019 — Measure of America’s Rebecca Gluskin presents findings from A Portrait of NYC at a Brooklyn Borough Board meeting. Click here to watch.
December 14, 2018 — MarketWatch
October 18, 2018 — Patch.com
November 14, 2018 — Crain’s Detroit Business
October 18, 2018 — NextCity
October 10, 2018 — Urban Matters
October 10, 2018 — MarketWatch
October 10, 2018 — KCRW (NPR Los Angeles)
October 9, 2018 — NPR Marketplace
October 5, 2018 — The Bushwick Daily
October 1, 2018 — Odessa American Online
August 27, 2018 — Reveal
August 16, 2018 — Los Angeles Times
Harnessing the Power of Data: Stories from the Field & the Five Most Interesting Findings from “A Portrait of New York City 2018”
August 9, 2018 — Human Services Council and FPWA
May 1, 2018 — CBS News Radio
April 24, 2018 — Commercial Appeal
April 12, 2018 — WBIW
April 6, 2018 — KSRO
March 31, 2018 — Norwood News
March 30, 2018 — San Diego Workforce Partnership
March 28, 2018 — The Bakersfield Californian
March 15, 2018 — Webinar. Kristen Lewis participated in “New Data on Youth Disconnection: State of Opportunity Youth in San Diego County,” a webinar unveiling the latest numbers on disconnected youth in San Diego calculated by Measure of America. The data is part of a collaboration between the San Diego Workforce Partnership and Measure of America to assess youth disconnection, set goals and track progress in the county. You can watch the recorded webinar and see the slides. For more information on the effort to reduce youth disconnection in San Diego, visit OpportunitySD.org.
March 25, 2018 — Washington, DC. Measure of America’s Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the National Association of Workforce Boards Annual Forum about Measure of America’s collaboration with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to address youth disconnection in San Diego. Click here for more information about the event.
March 19, 2018 — Philadelphia, PA. Co-director Kristen Lewis will speak about Measure of America’s latest disconnected youth research at the Philadelphia Youth Network’s sixth National Reengagement Plus! Convening. The convening is sponsored by the National League of Cities and will focus on strategies to reengage young people disconnected from school and work. Click here for more details on the event, and here to read MoA’s latest disconnected youth report and interact with the data.
March 17, 2018 — The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
March 17, 2018 — Detroit Free Press
March 6, 2018 — New York, NY. Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will participate in a panel organized by NYU’s GovLab for NYC’s Open Data Week, along with representatives from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Viacom, and the Sunlight Foundation. The “If You Build It, Will They Come? A Case for Demand-Driven Data” panel will discuss the demand for open data. Click here to find out more about the event.
February 28, 2018 — The Motley Fool
February 27, 2018 — NewsDeeply
February 27, 2018 — The Weather Network
February 20, 2018 — Sonoma West Times & News
February 4, 2018 — The Press Democrat
February 2, 2018 — The Kent Island Bay Times and the Record-Observer
The Path of Opportunity, the Path of Despair: John King offers Urban Alliance a Tale of Two High Schools
February 1, 2018 — The 74
December 9, 2017 — The OC Register
December 9, 2017 — Business Standard
December 9, 2017 — Salon
December 8, 2017 — Reuters
December 3, 2017 — Famagusta Gazette
From disconnection to opportunity: Zip Code Project aims to reconnect the ‘disconnected youth’ of Arizona
November 30, 2017 — Cronkite News
November 30, 2017 — KNX 1070 CBS Los Angeles
November 30, 2017 — KPCC Southern California Public Radio
November 30, 2017 — Redondo Beach Patch
November 29, 2017 — Los Angeles Business Journal
Some L.A. County cities scored highest in U.S. for ‘well being’ while others scored among lowest in new study
November 29, 2017 — Pasadena Star-News
November 29, 2017 — NBC Los Angeles
November 29, 2017 — Santa Clarita Valley TV News
November 29, 2017 — Latino Easter Group Publications News
November 29, 2017 — Washington, DC. Measure of America will join other organizations using data to expand opportunity at the US Census Bureau’s Opportunity Project. MOA’s Laura Laderman will demo DATA2GO.NYC and discuss how the tool can help with outreach for Census 2020. Click here to watch live at noon!
November 29, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA. The Southern California Grantmakers will host an event to launch Measure of America’s latest well-being report, A Portrait of Los Angeles County. The event is open to the public, click here for more information!
November 25, 2017 — Santa Cruz Sentinel
November 25, 2017 — Monterey Herald
November 17, 2017 — Youth Today
November 13, 2017 — Nonprofit Quarterly
November 6, 2017 — The New York Times
October 27, 2017 — The Maui News
October 15, 2017 — The Albuquerque Journal
October 10, 2017 — The Real Deal
October 4, 2017 – Michigan State University
October 4, 2017 — Malibu Patch
October 4, 2017 — Redondo Beach Patch
October 4, 2017 — KPCC
September 29, 2017 — The News & Observer
Fay Jones School Hosts Cooper Hewitt Exhibition ‘By the People: Designing a Better America’ Through Dec. 16
September 7, 2017 — University of Arkansas Newswire
September 6, 2017 — Colorado Springs Independent
September 26, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA. Measure of America’s Kristen Lewis will present a sneak peek of our upcoming Portrait of Los Angeles County report at the Southern California Grantmakers annual conference. For more information, click here.
September 20-21, 2017 — Pittsburgh, PA. Measure of America’s Partnerships Specialist Vikki Lassiter will be a speaker at MANY’s Connection 2017 event, which brings together actors working to improve outcomes for youth from various sectors. Click here for more information and tickets, and here to see Vikki’s introduction.
October 4, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will participate in the Health, Wealth, and Housing: Promoting Cross-Sector Collaborations for Equity Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Sarah will discuss the latest research and evidence-based strategies that move the needle on improving the quality of life for low-income families with other expert panelists.
August 14, 2017 — HR Dive
August 10, 2017 — The New York Times
July 31, 2017 — Local Initiatives Support Corporation blog
Aug. 4: Philanthropy’s Impact in the Southwest: Strengthening Local Communities to Achieve Global Goals
August 4, 2017 — Albuquerque, NM. Measure of America’s co-director Kristen Lewis will be a speaker in a meeting about the role of philanthropy work in the Southwest in contributing to the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) co-hosted by the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and Albuquerque Community Foundation. For more information, click here.
July 22, 2017 — Noozhawk
Bank of America’s Student Leaders program connects community-minded teens to paid nonprofit internships and leadership development
July 22, 2017 — Valley News
Co-Authors: Corey Matthews, National Director of LeadersUp and Kristen Lewis, Co-Director, Measure of America
Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” If you currently live in Chicago, you know what it feels like to be living a tale of two cities. On the one hand, the city boasts the third-largest metro economy in the United States. It is a global financial center, has a diverse industry base and numerous institutions of higher learning, and is home to the second-busiest airport in the world. It is also home to some of the most crime-ridden and impoverished neighborhoods in America. The city’s economic, racial, and social diversity is reflected in the marked disparities for opportunity youth—teens and young adults who disconnected from school and work—who live along the shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago struggles to address a myriad of persistent challenges in achieving educational, social, economic, and political equity. Through investments in system-level policy change is a story of national importance. Indeed, Chicago is being closely watched by academic and policymaking organizations that are seeking to identify potential smart solutions to closing the opportunity divide in under-resourced urban communities.
Scholars, activists, influencers, and media personalities attest to the positive power of jobs in disrupting violence in Chicago’s impoverished neighborhoods – a claim that has been substantiated by academic studies. Jobs as a proposed solution makes good sense by all economic, political, and social standards; find ways for companies to hire young adults from Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods and the crime rate will go down. However, there is a disconnect in helping young adults find viable career opportunities with companies, even those that are sorely lacking the talent they need to meet workforce demands. Research suggests that for every 100 disconnected young adults, communities (can) lose up to 1.5 million dollars in social and economic gains. More than 150,000 of those young adults live in Chicagoland. Meanwhile, companies that comprise the transportation, distribution, and logistics sector, such as FedEx, UPS, and C.H. Robinson, are projected to grow by at least 4.8% within the next ten years—and they need employees. Bringing industry and these young adults together has tremendous potential as a win-win-win solution for employers, opportunity youth, and Chicagoland as a whole.
LeadersUp partnered with Measure of America, a research project of the Social Science Research Council, to stimulate a dialogue on how we can support young adults and link them to career opportunities in Chicago’s fractured neighborhoods. Youth disconnection research and data visualizations developed by Measure of America created a framework for the discussion based on the evidence and provided a common language to explore pathways for potential solutions. Together, we planned and facilitated an innovation lab to understand the challenges in connecting young adults from the toughest neighborhoods to industry with a high demand for entry-level to middle-skill talent.
The goal was to identify, quantify, and clarify issues impacting vulnerable young adults—among them youth who are single parents, are homeless, have limited skills, and are involved with the justice system—and work with 35 representatives from community colleges, industry representatives, human resources professionals, and vital community organizations to find concrete, actionable ways to connect youth to secure career pathways.
The overarching barriers included a lack of trust between youth and employers, a perceived lack of transparency around hiring decisions, and perceived system-level biases. A report prepared after the innovation lab highlights our findings and presents recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, system leaders, employers, community colleges, and other stakeholders to repair trust among young adults and communicate the promise and potential of career pathways within the transportation, distribution, and logistics Industry.
LeadersUp Career 360 is a new multi-level and cross-sectoral experience designed to connect industry to young adult talent through career pathway development and career exploration. Click here to see a recap of the Career 360 Innovation Session that lead to the findings in this report.
We hope the report will serve as call to action for other communities to engage diverse stakeholders, including young adults, to develop meaningful solutions to reconnect young people and prevent future disconnection.
July 17, 2017 — The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
July 12, 2017 — Washington, D.C. Measure of America’s Vikki Lassiter will speak at Bringing Education Home: Affordable Housing and Education Summit, hosted by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA). The summit brings together experts and senior staff from the nation’s largest public housing authorities with the goal of foster peer-to-peer problem-solving, sharing of best practices, and networking.
June 28, 2017 — PIX 11
June 27, 2017 — Patch.com
June 20, 2017 — The New York Times
June 19, 2017 — Queen Creek Independent
May 25, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps participated in the County of Los Angeles’ 2017 Commissioners’ Leadership Conference, Embracing a Changing Demography as a speaker. Sarah presented the upcoming Portrait of Los Angeles County report to the County’s public policy community. The program booklet and a video of Sarah’s presentation are available online.
May 23, 2017 — KERA News
May 8, 2017 — Nonprofit Quarterly
May 5, 2017 — Chalkbeat
May 2, 2017 — High Plains Public Radio
April 28, 2017 — PBS NewsHour
April 27, 2017 — The Huffington Post
April 19, 2017 — Chicago, IL. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis facilitated LeadersUp’s Career360 Innovation Session, a day-long convening of young adults, employers and community partners to brainstorm new solutions to help disconnected young adults achieve workforce readiness in Chicago. Kristen presented Measure of America’s latest findings on youth disconnection and led the group discussions. Read the white paper synthesizing the day’s findings here, and watch a video of the innovation session here.
April 18, 2017 — Dallas News
April 18, 2017 — 100,000 Opportunities Initiative
April 17, 2017 — The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
April 14, 2017 — The San Diego Union-Tribune
April 12, 2017 — KPBS
March 29, 2017 — WFPL
March 24, 2017 — New York Magazine
March 28, 2017 — Washington, D.C. Congressman Bobby Scott will host Opening Doors for Youth:
Investments in Employment Opportunities for Opportunity Youth Are Investments in Our Communities and Our Nation, a discussion with youth, community leaders, advocates, and experts about the Opening Doors for Youth Act, which would expand federal investment to maintain youth connected to school and work. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will participate as a panelist and discuss the latest data and findings on youth disconnection. To RSVP, click here.
March 18, 2017 — The Annie E. Casey Foundation Blog
March 26, 2016 — New York, NY. Measure of America and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host a joint webinar on MOA’s latest youth disconnection report. The expert panel in “Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection: Insights from Measure of America’s New Report: ‘Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America’” will feature MOA co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, as well as NLC YEF Institute’s Director of Youth and Young Adult Connections, Andrew Moore. You can click here for more details, and register here.
March 1, 2017 — Family & Youth Services Bureau
Brooklyn Community Services Produces Short Documentary Video “Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness”
February 15, 2017 — Benzinga
Brooklyn Community Services Explores Gentrification with “The Forgotten Farragut” – A Short Documentary Video
February 3, 2017 — Benzinga
January 18, 2017 — North Bay Bohemian
January 12, 2017 — Yamika Herald
December 21, 2016 — WNYC
December 20, 2016 — The Seattle Times
December 14, 2016 — The Vermont Business Magazine
December 13, 2016 — Yahoo Finance
December 13, 2016 — The Wall Street Journal
December 8, 2016 — The Boston Globe
December 8, 2016 — The Huffington Post
November 30, 2016 — The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
November 20, 2016 — SILive.com
October 17, 2016 — The Arizona Education News Service
September 29, 2016 — The Huffington Post
September 29, 2016 — The Huffington Post
September 28, 2016 — The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
September 26, 2016 — The Huffington Post
September 30 through February 26, 2017 — Measure of America work will be featured in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s third exhibition in a series about socially responsible design, “By the People: Designing a Better America”. The exhibition will delve into the challenges that urban, suburban, and rural communities face and feature 60 design projects, including MOA’s interactive data visualization, “Mapping the Measure of America”, which was designed by longtime MOA collaborator, the artist and designer Rosten Woo. For more info, click here.
August 22, 2016 — Youth Today
August 22, 2016 — Phoenix New Times
August 16, 2016 — The Rivard Report
August 2, 2016 — Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
July 28, 2016 — Youth Today
June 9, 2016 — Hartford Courant
May 11, 2016 — New York Daily News
April 21, 2016 — KJZZ
April 6, 2016 — Arizona Education News
New Website Shows Crotona Park East and Morrisania in the Bronx Have City’s Highest Rate of Jailed Residents
January 19, 2016 — New York Daily News
Jan 15, 2016 — WBUR: Cognoscenti
November 12, 2015 — The Press Democrat
November 9, 2015 — National Journal
November 7, 2015 — The Des Moines Register
November 6, 2015 — The White House
October 30, 2015 — The Arizona Republic
October 14, 2015 — KERA News
October 11, 2015 — Valley Morning Star
October 8, 2015 — Living Cities
October 6, 2015 — Providence Journal
September 17, 2015 — USA Today
September 11, 2015 — The Arizona Republic
September 1, 2015 — Refinery 29
ACLU of Arizona Sues City of Surprise Over an Ordinance That’s Pretty Terrible to Domestic Violence Victims
August 28, 2015 — Tuscon Weekly
August 27, 2015 — The Guardian
August 18, 2015 — Latin Post
August 15, 2015 — Providence Journal
August 13, 2015 — USA Today
August 4, 2015 — USA Today
July 25, 2015 — Chattanooga Times Free Press
July 17, 2015 — Asian Journal
July 16, 2015 — The Atlantic: CityLab
July 14, 2015 — The Denver Post
July 13, 2015 — boston.com
July 13, 2015 — The Washington Post
July 13, 2015 — The Guardian
July 10, 2015 — The Sacramento Bee
July 10, 2015 — Hola! Arkansas
July 8, 2015 — Sonoma County Gazette
June 30, 2015 — Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
June 30, 2015 — Huffington Post
June 24, 2015 — The Huffington Post
June 23, 2015 — MSNBC
June 23, 2015 — Tuscon Weekly
June 23, 2015 — Gawker
June 22, 2015 — News.Mic
June 16, 2015 — The Commercial Appeal
June 12, 2015 — Forbes
June 12, 2015 — Hartford Courant
June 11, 2015 — La Voz de Houston
June 11, 2015 — KQED
May 12, 2015 — AllGov California
April 29, 2015 — Curbed Seattle
April 29, 2015 — Fast Company
April 27, 2015 — centralmaine.com
April 23, 2015 — San Antonio Express-News
April 23, 2015 — Houston Chronicle
April 22, 2015 — NJ.com
April 22, 2015 — United Ways of California
April 22, 2015 — MassLive
April 1, 2015 — The Modesto Bee
February 19, 2015 — MintPress News
February 9, 2015 — Curbed LA
February 8, 2015 — Santa Barbara Independent
February 1, 2015 — Sonoma County Gazette
January 7, 2015 — Sonoma County Gazette
December 15, 2014 — The Bakersfield Californian
December 13, 2014 — The Press Democrat
December 12, 2014 — NBC News
December 11, 2014 — LA Curbed
December 11, 2014 — Orange County Register
December 10, 2014 — The California Endowment
December 9, 2014 — BuzzFeedNews
December 3, 2014 — KJZZ
November 18, 2014 — The Progressive Pulse, North Carolina Policy Watch
November 17, 2014 — The Arizona Republic
November 7, 2014 — The Community Voice
October 23, 2014 — Cronkite News
October 22, 2014 — The Stir
October 21, 2014 — The Huffington Post
October 20, 2014 — Digital Journal
October 20, 2014 — US News
October 10, 2014 — CNBC
MOAB is a few things. It’s a place in Utah known for views like this one, “Fisher Towers at sunset”, and for some vicious mountain biking. It’s also known in the historical record as a strip of mountainous terrain in Jordan. This is a stretch but we’re gonna do it anyway: introduce our own MOAB, the Measure of America Blog. A pretty decent set of inspirations as we explore the landscape of human well-being in America, tracking the highs and lows… err.. no. Promise, we won’t stretch it too far.
What is Measure of America?
Measure of America, a project of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America. Measure of America’s mission is to tell the story of how American people are doing, not just how the economy is doing. We use publicly available U.S. Census data to measure human well-being on a simple 10-point scale.
The concept underlying our work is called Human Development. The late economist Mahbub ul Haq, working with Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen developed the idea in response to government reliance on the commonly used measure of gross domestic product (GDP). They demonstrated that not only that GDP was an inadequate proxy for well-being, but also that attaching such outsized importance to it encouraged governments to measure, value, and even do the wrong things.
The resulting Human Development Index, is known as the gold standard for measuring the well-being of large population groups and a proven vehicle for change the world over. The Index was adapted for use in the US as the American Human Development Index. We just call it The HD Index.
For starters to understand how it works, consider this: GDP, or market activity, rose by more than $10 trillion over the past half-century, a nearly five-fold increase. In the same period, the American HD Index value tripled, representing important progress but considerably less than GDP growth.
Income inequality is all over the headlines, but it’s clear that income and other money metrics, such as GDP, only tell a small part of the story. Measure of America brings the whole picture to light in three categories: education, health and the ability to earn a decent living. We then break it down to understand what’s happening in each of those areas and why. Too much to tell in one blog post. A good place to start from here is our signature report: Measure of America.
STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING POSTS:
What Real Inequality Looks Like [Or…Tell Us Where You Were Born And we’ll tell you how long you can expect to live]
“What???” It turns out that where you are born and the unique interplay of education, health and access to earning a decent living can tell a lot about life expectancy. Did you know… The longest living people in the United States are Asian Americans in Baltimore, while those with the shortest life expectancy are African Americans born in Pittsburgh. The gap? 18 years. …Inequality is about much more than income.
MOAB and How You Can Use This Blog
MOAB, the Measure of America Blog is organized into these categories: What We’re Learning; What’s On Tap (upcoming publications); What We’re Reading; (our take on) What’s In The News. We’ll set each of those up for you as well as show you a few ways you can use our research to help move the dialogue forward in ways that can make your community better.
July 21, 2014 — Latin Post
June 25, 2014 — The Washington Post
June 24, 2014 — The Washington Post
May 16, 2014 — KJZZ
May 2, 2014 — Inside Philanthropy
March 27, 2014 — Marketplace
November 3, 2013 — Brainerd Daily Dispatch
November 5, 2013 — The Huffington Post
November 6, 2013 — US News
The Living-in-the-Basement Generation: How Young Adults are Faring in America’s Twenty-Five Biggest Metro Areas
November/December 2013 — Washington Monthly
October 23, 2013 — PolicyMic
September 14, 2013 — The San Bernardino Sun
July 14, 2013 — In the Capital
July 10, 2013 — Washington Post
June 28, 2013 — The Nation
June 25, 2013 — All Tech Considered, NPR
June 26, 2013 — Progress Illinois
June 21, 2013 — Arkansas Times
June 19, 2013 — Forbes
June 19, 2013 — Huffington Post
March 25, 2013 — Marin Independent Journal
January 31, 2013 — Philadelphia Inquirer
January 31, 2013 — Roll Call
February 1, 2013 — Washington Post
November 26, 2012 — Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
January 15, 2013 — Christian Science Monitor
November 21, 2012 — Press Telegram
October 22, 2012 — WNYC
October 1, 2012 — Catalyst Chicago
September 21, 2012 — Independent Voter Network
Get Your Life Together: Study Shows Black And Latino Youth Are Most “Disconnected” In America, Unemployed, Not In School
September 27, 2012 — Bossip
September 26, 2012 — Journalism Center on Children & Families
September 21, 2012 — Madame Noire
September 24, 2012 — North Country Public Radio
September 20, 2012 — Initiative for Competitive Inner City Blog
September 19, 2012 — The Huffington Post
September 17, 2012 — AlterNet
Opportunity Index 2012
How does your state or county measure up in terms of opportunity? Have things improved since last year? Take a look at the second annual Opportunity Index 2012, with rankings by state and county. Read more.
How does your state or county measure up in terms of opportunity? Have things improved since last year? Take a look at the second annual Opportunity Index 2012, with rankings by state and county. Read more.
September 14, 2012 — Huffington Post
September 16, 2012 — Education Week
September 13, 2012 — Deadline Detroit
September 13, 2012 — Minnesota Public Radio
September 13, 2012 — Michigan Radio
September 13, 2012 — Detroit Free Press
June 28, 2012 — National Journal
June 28, 2012 — Philadelphia Real Estate Blog
June 28, 2012 — CBS Minnesota
June 14, 2012 — Business Insider
June 4, 2012 — The Nation
May 15, 2012 — Yahoo
May 10, 2012 — Philanthropy New York
May 10, 2012 — CityPages
May 1, 2012 — WXYZ
April 30, 2012 — Huffington Post
April 30, 2012 — BostInno
April 27, 2012 — In The Capital
April 22, 2012 — The Examiner
April 19, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
The Institute for Economics and Peace and Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis are hosting a discussion around the launch of the 2012 United States Peace Index: The Social and Economic Impact of Violence in the U.S.
April 5, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be speaking on a panel to discuss child well-being in the United States, the topic of MOA’s contributed chapter to the newly published Global Child Poverty and Well-Being. MOA’s chapter is entitled “Child Well-being in the US: Proposal for the Development of a ‘Tot’s Index’ Using the Human Development Conceptual Framework.”
Join Measure of America Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, and those with a keen interest in using the Index to address the challenges facing ordinary Americans, as we examine a new way to understand well-being and access to opportunity in America today. View event details here.
February 29, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
As the presidential campaign heats up, here are ten things the candidates should understand about why extreme inequality is toxic for America.
February 6, 2012 — Foundation Center: Philanthropy News Digest
February 4, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
February 1, 2012 — Huffington Post
January 31, 2012 — Op-Ed by Thomas Peters, President & CEO, Marin Community Foundation: Marin Independent Journal
January 23, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
January 18, 2012 — Pacific Sun
January 18, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
January 14, 2012 — Marin Independent Journal
The Marin Community Foundation invites you to a community conversation in conjunction with the launch of A Portrait of Marin, produced by the American Human Development Project. View event details here
January 6, 2012 — Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
December 9, 2011 — Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families
December 2, 2011 — Articles Factory
The Census Bureau recently released the supplemental poverty measure (SPM). By this gauge, 49.1 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population, live in poverty — more than the official poverty number of 46.2 million, or 15.1 percent of the population, reported in September.
November 29, 2011 — TuBoston
November 28, 2011 — Las Vegas Sun
November 19, 2011 — Mississippi Center for Justice
AHDP Co-Director Sarah Burd-Sharps spoke on a panel at the Opportunity Nation Summit in New York City on November 4th. Opportunity Nation’s mission is to promote opportunity, social mobility, and access to the American Dream. See more here.
November 15, 2011 — UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
November 10, 2011 — UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
November 4, 2011 — Huffington Post
Opportunity Nation Joins Non-Profit Partners to Host the 2nd Annual National Summit on Opportunity and Poverty in Washington, D.C.
November 4, 2011 — Catholic Charities USA
AHDP Co-Director Kristen Lewis will address the Latino Community Foundation in San Francisco on October 21, 2011. The Latino Community Foundation’s mission is to create a future where all Latino families are safe, healthy, and full participants in the civic and economic life of California. Learn more.
AHDP Co-Director Kristen Lewis will offer a nonpartisan, fact-based look at how ordinary people in communities across California are faring. She will be joined by: Sushma Raman, President of Southern California Grantmakers, and Edmund Cain, Vice President of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This event is open to the public with an RSVP. RSVP for the event.
AHDP Chief Statistician Patrick Guyer will speak at the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium (CRHNet), held in Ottowa on October 19, 2011. CRHNet symposiums aims to contribute to the creation of a disaster resilient society through inter-disciplinary and inter-jurisdictional dialogue and collaboration among practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and academics. Register for the Symposium.
AHDP Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will present their research, “Beyond GDP: Using the American Human Development Index to Identify Need and Assess Impact,” at the RAND Corporation in Los Angeles on October 19. RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Learn More.
AHDP Co-Director Kristen Lewis will address The San Joaquin Valley LEAP (Latino Environmental Advancement & Policy Project) in Fresno. Valley LEAP .
AHDP Co-Director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the San Diego Grantmakers 2011 Annual Conference on October 18. The conference is the premier gathering of grantmakers from throughout San Diego County, bringing together members of the philanthropic community to learn, share information, and connect with each other to improve philanthropy’s positive impact in our communities. Register for the event.
September 14, 2011 — Mercury News
August 31, 2011 — Policy For Results
July 5, 2011 — San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association
June 8, 2011 — Spotlight on Poverty
In collaboration with Spotlight on Poverty, AHDP will be hosting a webinar on Friday June 3, 2011, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST, on how to utilize the Common Good Forecaster. Created with the United Way, the Forecaster uses Census data to forecast the impact of increased educational attainment on such factors as health, civic engagement and crime. AHDP Co-directors, and Health People founder and executive director, Chris Norwood, will speak. RSVP for the webinar.
May 24, 2011 — KPCC Southern California Public Radio
May 23, 2011 — Los Angeles Business
May 23, 2011 — California Planning & Development Report
In California, L.A. Region Trails the Bay Area, San Diego and Sacramento in Health, Wealth, Education
May 18, 2011 — Los Angeles Daily News
May 17, 2011 — Sacramento Bee
May 17, 2011 — KSEE
May 17, 2011 — Ventura County Star
AHDP’s Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps is the Capstone Speaker for the graduating class of Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management.
AHDP will be touring California to launch A Portrait of California, a timely assessment of the well-being of Californians and their unique human development challenges. The lecture series, “Health, Education, and Income in an Age of Austerity,” will feature AHDP’s Co-directors, prominent community advocates, policy experts, and members of the philanthropic community. The events will take place in Sacramento on May 17, Los Angeles on May 18, and San Francisco on May 20. RSVP for these events today.
April 25, 2011 — National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
America’s Most Distressed Areas and Their Neglected Infections: The United States Gulf Coast and the District of Columbia
March 29, 2011 — Public Library of Science
EVENT: New America Foundation’s The Measure of America, Mapping Risks and Resilience, on March 31, 2011
March 23, 2011 — Daily Agenda
On Thursday March 31, 2011, American Human Development Project Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be featured speakers at a discussion of the recently-released The Measure of America 2010-2011 in Washington, DC. The event will take place from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM at the New American Foundation (NAF), and will be moderated by NAF Economic Growth Program Policy Director, Michael Lind. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP for the event here.
March 7, 2011 — Remapping Debate
On Wednesday March 16, 2011, AHDP Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, and Statistician Patrick Guyer presented the findings of The Measure of America 2010-2011 to UNICEF Policy and Practice staff.
Co-directors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps will be joined by Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) Wednesday, March 2, in a briefing on the The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience for policymakers and staffers.
February 28, 2011 — death+taxes
February 4, 2011 — The Oklahoman
January 11, 2011 — MarketWatch
January 10, 2011 — Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA)
Co-Director of the American Human Development Project, Kristen Lewis, will be a keynote speaker at Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) Public Policy Conference on Tuesday February 15, 2011. The event will take place at the Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles, California, and also feature breakout sessions lead by public and community leaders in philanthropy and research. Read more, and register for the event.
December 29, 2010 – Houston Chronicle
November 29, 2010 – Argus-Press
November 25, 2010 – Ultimate Lake Houston
November 22, 2010 – The Economist
November 20, 2010 – Insider Louisville
November 20, 2010 – Good
November 16, 2010 – The Economist
November 16, 2010 – Fast Company
November 13, 2010 – Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2010 – New America Foundation
November 10, 2010 – Open Left
November 10, 2010 – Huffington Post
November 10, 2010 – Dallas Observer
November 10, 2010 – The Birmingham News
November 10, 2010 – Dallas Observer
November 10, 2010 – AOL News
November 11, 2010 – The Charleston Gazette
See what the new 2010-2011 American Human Development Index reveals about the distribution of opportunity in America, with a special focus on the New York metro area. The expert panel and book party is open to the public, and will take place at 6:30 PM on November 17, 2010, at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (Light refreshments served). Read more here, forward this invite to friends, and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.784.5715.
Hear the latest findings of the American Human Development Project’s updated 2010-2011 Index of well-being and opportunity. The Washington, DC launch of The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience will take place at the Kaiser Family Foundation, at 9 AM on November 10, 2010 (Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.). Learn more here and RSVP to email@example.com, 212.784.5715.
September 22, 2010 – Colorlines: News for Action
Measuring Deprivation: The New Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative
July-August 2010 – International Budget Partnership
The co-founder of a project measuring American well-being sees hope for the next century in spite of poor results
May 28, 2010 – Need to Know
April 29, 2010 – The Star-Ledger
100-Year Gap in Well-Being Between Haves and Have Nots in U.S. Population: New Study Finds Vast Differences in Quality of Life Within U.S. Population
April 28, 2010 – ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
April 28, 2010 – Scope
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: a chance for grantmakers to consider racial equity
March 22, 2010 – National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Co-director Kristen Lewis will give the opening lunch plenary at the Association of Small Foundation’s “Katrina @ 5: Partners in Philanthropy” conference, taking place on Monday, March 22, 2010, at the New Orleans Marriott. For more information, visit www.KatrinaAtFive.org.
Co-Director Kristen Lewis will present The Measure of America to the Episcopal Church conference “Called to Serve: The Church Responds to Domestic Poverty,” from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. For registration information, please visit the event’s website.
Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps and Advisory Panel member Carla Javits will present the results of the American Human Development Project to invited guests of the San Francisco Foundation. The presentation will focus on the implications of the Project’s work for the State of California. February 8, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA. For invitation information, please contact Scott Owens, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Feb. 1.
November 13, 2009 – Kaiser Health News
Co-directors Lewis and Burd-Sharps will address the San Diego Grantmakers as they look at “The Future of Philanthropy: Creating Silver Linings.”
Co-directors Lewis and Burd-Sharps will present their new work to a public audience at the Public Affairs Building, UCLA School of Public Affairs, at 4:00 PM.
October 22, 2009 – The Huffington Post
September 28, 2009 – The Huffington Post
September 18, 2009 – WWLTV
September 18, 2009 – Hip Hop Wired
GDP an Inaccurate Measure of Stark Disparities in United States, Fails to Show Whole Picture in Louisiana
September 18, 2009 – The Huffington Post
September 17, 2009 – The Times-Picayune
September 17, 2009 – The Huffington Post
July 20, 2009 – The Daily Tell
July 14, 2009 – National Public Radio News Blog
Drawing on data from the American Human Development Index and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, “Philanthropy In/Sight” is a one-of-a-kind data visualization platform for better understanding the impact of philanthropy throughout the world.
Sarah Burd-Sharps presents “The Measure of America: Moving Beyond Wealth to Measuring Progress” as part of the National Civic Summit in Minneapolis: 3PM, Friday, July 17, Minneapolis Hilton Salon Stage.
May 19, 2009 – NewsOK
March 19, 2009 – The New England Journal of Medicine
February 8, 2009 – Deseret News
February 2, 2009 – Facing South
January 27, 2009 – Talk Back WBAI- New York
Report Shows That Mississippi Blacks Have Worse Outcomes Than Whites on Some Quality of Life Indicator
January 27, 2009 – Kaiser Daily
December 5, 2008 – Huffington Post
“The Measure of America: Bringing Human Rights Home” to be aired at 3:00pm on Chicago Access Network TV21 featuring a panel discussion with co-director Sarah Burd-Sharp.
For those in Illinois, Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-director of the Measure of America, is scheduled to speak on a plenary panel for the state on December 10, 2008.
Presented by the authors of The Measure of America, the Carnegia Council is hosting a discussion on the progress of the United States compared with other OECD nations on measures of human development. Below is the event’s information and website:
“Measuring Human Development in America,” was presented at the Altarum Institute, a DC-based nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization serving government and private-sector clients.
For those in SoCal, the authors of The Measure of America will be giving a plenary speech at the Southern California Grantmakers 35th Annual Conference on November 19th.
The Measure of America co-author Sarah Burds-Sharp will join others on a panel to discuss the meaning of human rights in the United States. Sponsored by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the dialogue will take place on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:15am CDT in Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit the event’s website.
The authors of The Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, will be presenting a series of tele-seminars sponsored by The Foundation for American Communications (FACS). The next two seminars are scheduled for October 1st and 8th at 2:00pm ET and will cover the topic of education disparities. Afterwards on October 14th and 21st, there will be two additional teleseminars on standard of living at 2:00pm ET on each of those dates as well. For more information and to register for free, click here.
July 28, 2008 – Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times
Just one day after the launch, the report’s authors were invited by Senator Charles Schumer of New York, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, to testify at a hearing next week entitled “How Much More Can American Families Be Squeezed By Stagnant Wages, Skyrocketing Household Costs, And Falling Home Prices?”
July 18, 2008 – Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center
July 17, 2008 – Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2008 – UK Guardian
July 16, 2008 – Tampa Tribune
The American Human Development Project released “The Measure of America” on July 16th at a news conference held at the National Press Club.
The American Human Development Project will release “The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009,” the first-ever report about human development in the United States
In the days before the launch, co-authors Kristen, Sarah and Eduardo made courtesy calls to the offices of a number of senators and representatives, particularly those in the bottom congressional districts and states, in order to share the report, explain the findings, and answer questions.