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July 12: Bringing Education Home: Affordable Housing and Education Summit

July 12, 2017 — Washington, D.C. Measure of America’s Vikki Lassiter will speak at Bringing Education Home: Affordable Housing and Education Summit, hosted by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA). The summit brings together experts and senior staff from the nation’s largest public housing authorities with the goal of foster peer-to-peer problem-solving, sharing of best practices, and networking.

May 25: County of Los Angeles 2017 Leadership Conference

May 25, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps participated in the County of Los Angeles’ 2017 Commissioners’ Leadership Conference, Embracing a Changing Demography as a speaker. Sarah presented the upcoming Portrait of Los Angeles County report to the County’s public policy community. The program booklet and a video of Sarah’s presentation are available online.

Apr. 19: Career360 Innovation Session

April 19, 2017 — Chicago, IL. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis facilitated LeadersUp’s Career360 Innovation Session, a day-long convening of young adults, employers and community partners to brainstorm new solutions to help disconnected young adults achieve workforce readiness in Chicago. Kristen presented Measure of America’s latest findings on youth disconnection and led the group discussions. Read the white paper synthesizing the day’s findings here, and watch a video of the innovation session here.

Mar. 28: Opening Doors for Youth Act Event

March 28, 2017 — Washington, D.C. Congressman Bobby Scott will host Opening Doors for Youth:
Investments in Employment Opportunities for Opportunity Youth Are Investments in Our Communities and Our Nation, a discussion with youth, community leaders, advocates, and experts about the Opening Doors for Youth Act, which would expand federal investment to maintain youth connected to school and work. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will participate as a panelist and discuss the latest data and findings on youth disconnection. To RSVP, click here.

Mar. 30: Webinar on New Youth Disconnection Report

March 26, 2016 — New York, NY. Measure of America and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host a joint webinar on MOA’s latest youth disconnection report. The expert panel in “Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection: Insights from Measure of America’s New Report: ‘Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America’” will feature MOA co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, as well as NLC YEF Institute’s Director of Youth and Young Adult Connections, Andrew Moore. You can click here for more details, and register here.

MOA Research Cited in ACLU Amicus Brief, Fisher v. University of Texas

October 30, 2015 — Washington, D.C. An amicus brief  by The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas for the Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas cited Impact of the US Housing Crisis on the Racial Wealth Gap Across Generations, a report by Measure of America and the ACLU. See the amicus brief here.

Nov. 22: New York City Council Hearing: Disconnected Youth

November 22, 2016 — New York, NY. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will testify in a Youth Services Committee hearing on youth disconnection on November 22 at 10 am. The full testimony can be found here.

Oct. 20: DATA2GO.NYC @ Manhattan Borough Board Meeting

October 20, 2016 — New York, NY. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will demo DATA2GO.NYC at the Manhattan Borough Board Meeting this Thursday at 8:30 am. More information, including a livestream of the meeting, can be found here.

Oct. 13-14: The Walter Stafford Symposium: Structure of Race and Inequality in New York City

October 13-14, 2016 — New York, NY. Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will present “Who Needs Race Relations: New York and Global Human Rights”, a paper on well-being and inequality in New York City, at the NYU Wager Graduate School of Public Service. The panel discussion at the Walter Stafford Symposium: Structure of Race and Inequality in New York City will feature New Economy Project Co-Director Sarah Ludwig. The event is open to the public, please RSVP here.

Oct. 31: A Portrait of Sonoma County: Creating local dialogue on health equity

October 31, 2016 — Denver, CO. “A Portrait of Sonoma County”, the Measure of America report commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS), will be presented at the American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver. The “Ensuring the Right to Health: Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Community Health Equity” roundtable at 12:30 pm on Oct. 31 will discuss the success of the efforts spearheaded by the Sonoma County DHS in creating local dialogue on health equity in Sonoma County around the findings of the report, and the use of the Human Development approach in understanding and communicating about health disparities. More information can be found here.