Our Team

The National Equity Atlas is the product of a partnership between PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE). Our organizations joined forces in 2011 with the goal of providing equity advocates with clear, convincing data to make the case that equity is both a moral imperative and the key to our nation’s economic prosperity.

In addition to developing and maintaining the Atlas, we conduct analyses of demographic and equitable growth trends in diverse regional contexts and produce tailored analyses and Equity Profiles to inform local decision making and policy efforts.

About PolicyLink

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®. Since 1999, PolicyLink has worked with communities on the ground to help those closest to the nation's challenges create conditions that allow everyone to participate and prosper.

About PERE

The University of Southern California (USC) Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building.

Advisory Committee
Local partners play an important role in shaping our research agenda and ensuring that we produce data and analyses that inform action. Our advisory committee members include the following individuals.

Graphic Design and Digital Team

  • Branding and design by Mark Jones
  • Web technology by Vox Audita Solutions

Our Funders

PolicyLink and PERE are grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the Marguerite Casey Foundation for their generous support of the National Equity Atlas.

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