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Nov. 20: Opportunity Youth Network Summit

November 20, 2015 — Washington, D.C. From 8:30 to 9:15 AM, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will provide a keynote address to set the stage for the 2015 Opportunity Youth Network Summit. She will cover Measure of America’s recent research on youth disconnection and frame the OYN’s goal to reconnect one million youth. For more information on the summit, click here.

Dec. 2: Philanthropy NY — An Introduction to DATA2GO.NYC

December 2, 2015 — New York, NY. From 2:45 to 4:30 PM, Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis along with Tamara Fox of the Helmsley Charitable Trust will present in a workshop-style interactive demonstration of DATA2GO.NYC. Participants will be able to pitch their data needs and see if the tool can help address them. Even if you’re not a New York City funder, this program can help you think about what you might do to inspire the creation of new data sources that help you be a better grantmaker. For more details, see here.

Oct. 28: DATA2GO.NYC Launch

October 28, 2015 — New York, NY. From 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Civic Hall, the Measure of America team along with selected presenters will launch DATA2GO.NYC, a free, easy-to-use mapping tool to visualize and analyze well-being and inequality in NYC. Presenting will be John R. Ettinger, CEO of the Helmsley Trust, Matthew Klein, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity and Senior Advisor to the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Cynthia Esposito Lamy, Metrics Manager for the Robin Hood Foundation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here. Please RSVP here.

Jun. 23: Unequal Justice: How the US Housing Crisis Continues to Exacerbate the Racial Wealth Gap

June 23, 2015 — Washington, D.C. From 1:00PM to 2:00 PM, Sarah Burd-Sharps and representatives from the Center for American Progress, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and American Civil Liberties Union will have a panel discussion on the findings of our recent research exploring the impact of the U.S. housing crisis on the racial wealth gap across generations. The event is hosted by the ACLU in their offices at 915 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005. You can find the official invitation here. Please send RSVPs or questions to

May 27: Northern California Grantmakers Annual Conference

May 27, 2015 — 7:30 AM 5:00 PM, San Francisco, CA. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be describing the state of California at the opening session of the Northern California Grantmakers Annual Conference. Following her presentation, both PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell and University of Southern California Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity Dr. Manuel Pastor will address the conference. This conference is open to NCG members and non-member funders. For more details, see here.

Apr.13: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING on Portrait of California

April 13, 2015 — Sacramento, CA. From 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be briefing the California Legislature and interested parties regarding findings of A Portrait of California 2014–2015. They will be introduced by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and United Ways of California CEO Pete Manzo. The event is open to the public; interested parties should contact Bryan Ha of United Way at You can see the video of Assembly Speaker Atkin’s speech here.

Dec. 15-16 Presentation: “The Measure of America Approach to Gauging Well-Being and Opportunity in the United States”

December 15-16, 2014 — from 15:00 to 17:30, Measure of America Chief Statistician Patrick Guyer will be at Kansai University in Osaka, presenting Measure of America’s work on conceptualizing and applying well-being gauges at the community level. Several local well-being projects in Japan are being spearheaded with the advice of Kansai University Professor Takayoshi Kusago, who will be moderating this discussion. Contact us for more information on this event.

Nov. 19 Presentation: “Beyond GDP – Measuring Human Progress and Well-Being in the United States”

November 19, 2014 — from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at 142 Goldwin Smith Hall, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will speak at Cornell University. She is being hosted by the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality. She will present Measure of America’s exploration of well-being and opportunity in the United States using the American Human Development Index, a composite index comprised of indicators on health, education, and living standards. Measure of America is the only source of life expectancy calculations for different racial and ethnic groups as well as for states and for smaller populations within states in the U.S. today.

Panel Discussion: “Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities around the World”

October 1, 2014 — Alan Flippen of NY Times’ The Upshot will moderate a discussion hosted by The Municipal Art Society of New York and Measure of America. The panel comprises a diverse group of experts, policy makers, corporate and philanthropic foundations, and non-governmental organizations working on designing policies in regions and cities that improve their livability, their sustainability and the quality of life of the people who live and work within them. Co-Director of Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps, to be featured among the panelists.  Location: The Municipal Art Society of New York  | 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900, 9-11am. Public event. Space is limited. RSVP required. For availability, contact:

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EVENT: Health Data for the Common Good

November 12, 2014 — Measure of America co-directors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps will be participating in a discussion at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Conference Center in Washington D.C. The conference, called “Health Data for  the Common Good,” is a meeting of public and nonprofit organizations engaged in measurement and online public reporting of U.S. population health and health system performance.