Media Highlights

How Well Is Texas Helping You Succeed?

Dallas Morning News   •  
Without doubt, Texas is doing great by its corporate citizens and their executive elite. Texas Brags, a website run by the office of Gov. Rick Perry, puts it with typical Texas swagger: “Texas is a land of ongoing success and endless opportunity.” But when it comes to the people of Texas vs. its companies, the promise of opportunity rings hollow for many.

Opportunity News: Florida’s Opportunity Crisis

Opportunity Nation   •  
Each week, Opportunity Nation shares key stories that explore opportunity-related issues in powerful, provocative ways. Many of these articles and op-eds include new data and research on key economic, educational, social and civic factors that affect upward mobility and community well-being.

Restoring the Ladder of Opportunity

The Huffington Post   •  
With the release of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the top of the box office this last weekend, poverty and inequality are made all too real through the movie screen. However, the fantasy land of Panem is not so far off from the landscape of America's current social and economic inequality.

Make the Connection with Job Corps

United States Department of Labor   •  
At the Labor Department’s Job Corps program, we don’t have an equivalent acronym for disconnected youth. We call them our prospective students − and there are too many. A recent report from The Opportunity Nation cited 5.8 million Americans ages 16 to 24 as neither working nor in school.

MDC and Building Community Partnerships

Russell Krumnow   •  
Opportunity Nation is thrilled to welcome MDC to our coalition. After identifying leaders in the community, MDC works with them to create effective and sustainable programs for change.

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