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Surging Ahead and Falling Behind: Lessons from The Measure of America, November 10, 2010

Hear the latest findings of the American Human Development Project’s updated 2010-2011 Index of well-being and opportunity. The Washington, DC launch of The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience will take place at the Kaiser Family Foundation, at 9 AM on November 10, 2010 (Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.). Learn more here and RSVP to, 212.784.5715.

Katrina @ 5: Partners in Philanthropy, March 22, 2010

Co-director Kristen Lewis will give the opening lunch plenary at the Association of Small Foundation’s “Katrina @ 5: Partners in Philanthropy” conference, taking place on Monday, March 22, 2010, at the New Orleans Marriott. For more information, visit

Called to Serve Conference, April 28, 2010

Co-Director Kristen Lewis will present The Measure of America to the Episcopal Church conference “Called to Serve: The Church Responds to Domestic Poverty,” from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. For registration information, please visit the event’s website.

San Francisco Foundation, February 8, 2010

Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps and Advisory Panel member Carla Javits will present the results of the American Human Development Project to invited guests of the San Francisco Foundation. The presentation will focus on the implications of the Project’s work for the State of California. February 8, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA. For invitation information, please contact Scott Owens,, by Feb. 1.

Annual Conference of the San Diego Grantmakers, October 29, 2009

Co-directors Lewis and Burd-Sharps will address the San Diego Grantmakers as they look at “The Future of Philanthropy: Creating Silver Linings.”

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UCLA School of Public Affairs, October 27, 2009

Co-directors Lewis and Burd-Sharps will present their new work to a public audience at the Public Affairs Building, UCLA School of Public Affairs, at 4:00 PM.

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Foundation Center Launches “Philanthropy In/Sight,” July 13, 2009

Drawing on data from the American Human Development Index and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, “Philanthropy In/Sight” is a one-of-a-kind data visualization platform for better understanding the impact of philanthropy throughout the world.

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National Civic Summit, July 15-17, 2009

Sarah Burd-Sharps presents “The Measure of America: Moving Beyond Wealth to Measuring Progress” as part of the National Civic Summit in Minneapolis: 3PM, Friday, July 17, Minneapolis Hilton Salon Stage.

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Chicago Access Network TV, November 30, 2008

“The Measure of America: Bringing Human Rights Home” to be aired at 3:00pm on Chicago Access Network TV21 featuring a panel discussion with co-director Sarah Burd-Sharp.

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Illinois 2008 Poverty Summit, December 10, 2008

For those in Illinois, Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-director of the Measure of America, is scheduled to speak on a plenary panel for the state on December 10, 2008.

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