5/4/16 -- ACCESS Digest: Color of Entrepreneurship, Children’s Education Savings, and More…

NEW REPORT: The Color of Entrepreneurship

A new report from Center for Global Policy Solutions, The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap Among Firms Costs the U.S. Billions, documents the changes in the economic status of businesses owned by people of color between 2007 and 2012. A key finding: “If the number of people-of-color firms were proportional to their distribution in the labor force, people of color would own 1.1 million more businesses with employees. These firms would add about 9 million jobs and about $300 billion in workers’ income to the U.S. economy.”

For more information, download the report

Voluntary Employer Agreements/Boys and Men of Color

The Insight Center, with support from leading funders, has advanced efforts to educate and engage employers around timely opportunities to train, place, and advance men and boys of color in good jobs through more targeted workforce development strategies.

According to the Center’s recent report, Insight has sought to explore opportunities to promote voluntary employer agreements in this space, focusing especially on health care employment in Oakland and Richmond, CA.

EARN Hosts Webinar on Children’s Education Savings

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET

Join EARN for an hour-long webinar focused on learnings from their children's education savings programs during the past 13 years. The webinar will include an analysis of EARN’s program design, including a breakdown of parent's educational purchases.

Click here for more information and to register for the webinar.

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