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Advancing Equity in Communities Blog Series with SSIR

As part of our ongoing Advancing Equity in Communities communications exploration, we partnered with Stanford Social Innovation Review to elevate stories of communities breaking down structural barriers to opportunity, making change happen, and improving outcomes in areas such as expanding access to college, enhancing the financial well-being of families, and helping youth build pathways to careers. This blog series Read More

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Almost one year ago, I wrote about the critical and urgent opportunity – the imperative – to place race, equity, and inclusion front and center in our national dialogue, and in the work of the social sector. I challenged many of us in the social sector – practitioners, funders, and movement builders in communities – Read More

Nine Ways to Tell Whether Systems are Changing in a Community

For the past two years, Equal Measure has been evaluating the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions’ Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), which aims to connect opportunity youth – young people between the ages of 16 to 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market – with education and workforce opportunities Read More

Newsblog: Equal Measure to Provide Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Services for National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES initiative

Equal Measure has been engaged to provide technical assistance and capacity building services to support the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) initiative. The aim of the NSF INCLUDES initiative is to broaden participation in STEM, particularly among individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. Read More

Reflections on the Options-NYCDOE Training Program Part Two – Assessing Changes in Participant-Student Interactions

Over the past decade, the importance of connecting all students to postsecondary options has gained substantial attention and traction nationally. Schools, educational partners, and stakeholders are increasingly recognizing the need to expand postsecondary options and supports to reach more students — not just the top academic performers. However, many are also recognizing the depth of support that Read More

Changing Systems for Opportunity Youth: Six Common Barriers

For the past two years, Equal Measure has been evaluating the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions’ Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF), which aims to connect “opportunity youth” – young people between the ages of 16 to 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market – with education and workforce opportunities Read More

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