Data In Action

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3 Ways to Use the National Equity Atlas

3 Ways to Use the National Equity Atlas

27 Oct 2014 | Guest writer Adrian Hopkins at Bureau Blank

Last week, Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and CEO of PolicyLink made a bold statement at a conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: “if people of color don’t become the middle class, there will be no middle class.”

Her statement, grounded in forecasts that | Read more >

Data Inspires Equity-Focused State Policy in Rhode Island

Data Inspires Equity-Focused State Policy in Rhode Island

21 Oct 2014 | J. Mijin Cha and Alex Kowalski

When done right, data can be more than a collection of numbers and statistics: it can uncover a reality that may not be immediately apparent to advocates or decision makers. In Rhode Island, new data on the state's changing demographics sparked policy changes to leverage its | Read more >