The Opportunity Picture: Civic Life•
Did you know that volunteers contribute $150 billion each year to the economy?
Or that high levels of group membership often correlate with lower unemployment rates?
These fact sheets share insights, research and statistics on critical issues that we hope you will find useful and share widely with your networks.
Our third blog post in this series is from the National Conference on Citizenship about how data and engagement can build resilient communities.
Next week, we’ll explore another set of factors that influence opportunity – access to affordable housing, banking and high-speed Internet.
About This Series
According to the Opportunity Index, there are 16 key drivers of opportunity, from jobs to schools to community engagement. But how do each of these essential factors affect a person’s chances of success? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the key economic, educational and civic factors that drive the Opportunity Index.