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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.

EVENT: Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference

November 5, 2014 — Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will moderate a panel discussion on resilience at the Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference. More information here.

EVENT: Mapping Well-being and Opportunity

October 1, 2014 — The Municipal Art Society of New York and Measure of America are convening a roundtable discussion on: “Mapping Well-being and Opportunity for Resilient Communities Around the World.” The event will be held at The Municipal Art Society of New York. Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be delivering a keynote address.

EVENT: Opportunity Youth Network Second Annual Convention

October 1, 2014 — Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will deliver a keynote presentation at the Second Annual Convening of the Opportunity Youth Network in Washington, D.C. The Opportunity Youth Network is part of The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.

Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s Disconnected Youth Summit

Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be presenting at the Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s first Disconnected Youth Summit on May 7, 2014. Kristen will be presenting Measure of America’s research on disconnected youth, which caused the summit to be convened.