Un Retrato de California 2014–2015
Measure of America has released the full Spanish translation of our Portrait of California 2014–2015 report. More than half of California's children are Latino. Their well-being and opportunities today will shape the California of tomorrow. Read the report here.
A Portrait of Sonoma County
“A Portrait of Sonoma County” is the second county-level report in the Measure of America Series. Commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, it is an in-depth analysis of the health, economic, and educational conditions of people living in the heart of California’s Wine Country.
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For the first time, we’re having courageous conversations about race at our County Office of Education, using A Portrait of Sonoma County as a background to talk about why schools are different and how to erase the institutional segregation we’ve created. The Portrait has become a very powerful tool to generate significant conversations and movement in erasing disparities. – Oscar Chavez, Assistant Director of Human Services, Sonoma County
We get in this report not only an evaluation of what the limitations of human development are in the United States, but also how the relative place of America has been slipping in comparison with other countries over recent years. The contrasts within…receive powerful investigation and exposure. – Amartya Sen, Harvard University, Nobel Laureate in Economics
I help raise money to ensure that every girl everywhere with an interest in Girl Scouting within our jurisdiction can participate regardless of her ability to pay. The information found in these databases will help me make the case for investing in girls and young women in Arizona. – Katie Penkoff, Girl Scouts Arizona
This fact-based exploration of how children and their communities across California are doing is a must-read for policymakers, business leaders, philanthropists and anyone who cares about our future. I urge my colleagues, and everyone concerned with California’s future, to use A Portrait of California 2014–2015 to inform our work in the coming years. – Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly
We’re moving from numbers to knowledge to wisdom. A Portrait of Marin took us to the next level. When governments take the Human Development Index as the most important indicator of performance, you begin to see results. – Omar Carrera, Associate Executive Director, Canal Alliance, Marin County
I use Measure of America’s data for personal use – I just like to discuss these things with friends. People are always making claims about this state or that state without any data to back up their statements. I like to have facts. – Staff Sergeant Preston Johnson, U.S. Air Force