Pleasant surprise hidden in another bad ranking of R.I.

Providence Journal   •  
The index, created by Opportunity Nation -- a coalition of business owners, educators and community leaders -- measured economic mobility and found Rhode Island lags its neighbors because of its high unemployment and poverty rates and the large number of residents ages 16-24 who are out of school and not working.

Expand opportunity for ‘disconnected youth’ in Iowa

The Des Moines Register   •  
Des Moines Register
We're focusing on expanding access to opportunity at a cross-sector, bipartisan convening on Nov. 16 at Des Moines Area Community College. The event is co-hosted by DMACC and Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan campaign to expand economic mobility and close the opportunity gap in America.

How opportunity measures up in our community

RRStar   •  
Meet John and Jane. John and Jane were born in two towns of similar size with the same unemployment rate. But that’s where the similarities stop. John grew...

50 Advocacy Orgs Making a Difference

Getting Smart   •  
They’re back! The annual Smart List series acknowledges people and organizations making a difference. From now until November you’ll see around 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order,...
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