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OPPORTUNITY SINCE 1970: UP OR DOWN?

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Measure of America and Opportunity Nation have looked at some important indicators over the past four decades. What has happened to income inequality, high school graduation, violent crime, and other measures of opportunity nationally and in every state? Find out here.

A PORTRAIT OF SONOMA COUNTY 2014

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.

ANNOUNCING NYC DATA TO GO

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Measure of America recently received a grant from the Helmsley Trust to create NYC Data to Go, an unbiased, user-friendly resource for understanding the needs and assets of communities across the New York metropolitan area. Read more here.

HALVE THE GAP BY 2030: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities

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HALVE THE GAP BY 2030

An astonishing one in seven teens and young adults is not in school and not working. And youth disconnection rates in some neighborhoods are higher still—one in three young people is adrift. Ambitious, time-bound targets are needed to spur action and accountability. Read the report here.

Opportunity Index 2013

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OPPORTUNITY INDEX 2013

How does your county or state fare when it comes to opportunity? Has it improved since 2012? Check out the third annual Opportunity Index, with rankings by state and county. Read more.

STATE OF THE CONGRESS 2013

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STATE OF THE CONGRESS 2013

How representative are our representatives?  A unique dataset compiled by Measure of America shows that members of the 113th Congress are far ahead of the average in earnings and education, but lag in life expectancy. Find out more here. 

IN-DEPTH FOCUS: YOUTH DISCONNECTION IN NYC

YOUTH DISCONNECTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Following our “One in Seven” research on disconnected youth, we have taken a closer look at the 55 Census-defined neighborhoods of NYC. Which neighborhoods in each borough are doing best? Which struggle the most with youth disconnection—young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working? Find out here.

ARE YOU MOVING THE NEEDLE?

ARE YOU MOVING THE NEEDLE?

What is the impact of your organization’s work? When your board or donors ask how your programs are changing lives for the better, can you answer them? We can help you move from anecdote to evidence with tailor-made performance metrics and analysis. Find out more on our services page.

 

A Portrait of Marin’s Widespread Local Impact

A PORTRAIT OF MARIN’S WIDESPREAD LOCAL IMPACT

After its January 2012 release, A Portrait of Marin has already made tangible changes within the county, engaging the community, impacting housing discussions and bank lending practices. Read our this blog post for full details –>

 

WOMEN’S WELL-BEING: Ranking America’s Top 25 Metro Areas

WOMEN’S WELL-BEING: RANKING AMERICA’S TOP 25 METRO AREAS

Women are not a monolithic group, and this report explores how different women are faring in the country’s most populous metropolitan areas. How do metro areas stack up when it comes to women’s choices, opportunities, and overall well-being? Find out the results.