Opportunity Index Released
More than five hundred local leaders, activists, entertainers, and political luminaries gathered today at Columbia University as part of the Opportunity Nation Summit, a national convening to officially kick-off the Opportunity Nation campaign and to serve as a starting point to develop a shared plan to restore opportunity to more Americans.
Opportunity Nation – a broad-based, cross-partisan coalition of nearly 200 public, private, non-profit, civilian and military organizations – envisions an America where every citizen that works hard can achieve their full potential. The diverse group of organizations have joined together to collectively create and advocate for an agenda that provides better skills, quality jobs and stronger communities to all Americans.
A centerpiece of the Summit focused on what opportunity in America looks like today, demonstrated by a groundbreaking new “Opportunity Index,” developed jointly by the American Human Development Project and Opportunity Nation.