Place, race and segregation in America

A new report from Measure of America, Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities, explores the impact of geography and race on young adults. The report provides fresh insight on youth who are most at risk for disconnection in America’s largest cities.

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American Dream Accounts Act

The bipartisan American Dream Accounts Act authorizes the creation of online college savings accounts combined with resources and support intended to help more students, particularly low-income children, access a college education. Ask your Senator to support ADA. 

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We Got This: A Call to Action for Youth Employment

Every one of us can work together and take concrete steps to ensure young Americans are thriving in their jobs, schools and communities. Generated by the priorities of our diverse, cross-sector coalition and an extensive listening tour with key partners, Opportunity Nation is releasing our plan to tackle the U.S. youth employment crisis: We Got This. 

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Thanks for attending 2015 #OppSummit

More than 1,000 cross-sector leaders from across the country joined us in Washington, D.C. on February 25, 26 to expand opportunity for our nation’s youth. Thank you to all who attended and helped make this event a huge success. 

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At the core of our nation is the belief that with hard work and perseverance, you can get ahead. But today, often it’s your zip code that determines your destiny. Our mission is to ensure that all Americans – regardless of where they were born – have the opportunity to thrive.

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The Opportunity Index

See the Index in Action

Where you live shouldn’t determine how far you can go in life. The Opportunity Index is the nation’s first – and only – tool to holistically measure opportunity. Connecting multiple economic, educational, and civic factors, the Index is a powerful way for communities to track and advance opportunity.

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What does your Opportunity Score mean?

The Opportunity Index provides a rating for the level of opportunity in each state, based on the measurement of various economic, academic, and civic factors on a scale of 100. The highest 2013 Opportunity Score in America is 65.9, while the lowest is 37.9.

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