How can organizations increase college readiness, access, and persistence?


How can philanthropies build applicants’ skills and strengthen the quality of their proposals?


How can cross-sector partnerships improve educational outcomes?


How can diverse partnerships build career pathways in their communities?

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Our Commitment toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For more than 30 years, Equal Measure has worked in a mosaic of communities to elevate insights, shape social investments, and fuel sustainable social change. These experiences have forged our deeply ingrained organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), which we consider a journey with our team, client, and social sector colleagues.

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Chantias Ford

Research Associate, New Connections

I am passionate about fostering systems change, especially through improving educational attainment and livability standards in marginalized communities.
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New from Equal Measure

Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Cross-Sector Postsecondary Attainment Agenda

In a new Issue Brief, we share how Lumina Foundation’s Community Partnership for Attainment (CPA) communities have applied principles of equity to influence their partnership and attainment efforts, and discuss what other communities, funders, educators, and community-change stakeholders can learn from their experiences. Accompanying this brief is a new Q-Interview featuring Equal Measure’s Robert Roach and Natalie Rose – who share their insights on why diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral aspects of the CPA initiative.


From the Field

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

In a new report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation shares state trends in child well-being, and warns against a lack in public calls for investing in the next generation.

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