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National Equity Atlas Releases Poverty and Working Poor Indicators

High rates of poverty impact everyone, costing our economy billions of dollars annually and weakening the middle class and democracy. And as the low-wage sector has grown, the share of adults who are working full-time jobs but still cannot make ends meet has increased, particularly among Latinos and other workers of color. The Atlas now includes indicators for the percentage of individuals living below three poverty thresholds (100, 150, and 200 percent of the federal poverty line) and by age so you can understand child poverty, as well as the percentage of full-time workers living below each of the three thresholds. Visit the National Equity Atlas for more information on the latest indicators.

New Report Looks at Anchor-Based Strategy for Change

Cleveland’s Greater University Circle Initiative: An Anchor-Based Strategy for Change is the first report in a Community Wealth Innovator Series, in which leading practitioners will document community wealth-building best practices and lessons learned. According to the Democracy Collaborative, this report looks at how the Greater University Circle Initiative “seeks to reweave community networks, in part through community engagement, to improve the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods, and to give residents a greater voice and connection to the resources of the anchor institutions.” Learn more about this case study.

WEBINAR: Race, Entrepreneurial Success & the Wealth Divide

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Join CFED for the last segment of their Listening and Learning Series on Exploring Financial Capability & Access for Entrepreneurs. This final installment, “Race Entrepreneurial Success & the Wealth Divide” will “examine race as it affects the many components of financial capability covered throughout the series, explore approaches to address disparities in access, and even discuss the potential role of business ownership in closing the racial wealth divide.” Register here.

SEMINAR: Student Loans and the Labor Market

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Washington, DC

Join the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for a seminar with Stephanie Chapman, Ph.D. candidate, from the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. Chapman will present her paper titled, Student Loans and the Labor Market: Evidence from Merit Aid Programs. According to the paper’s abstract, Chapman uses “merit aid program eligibility in the 13 states that have sharp test score cutoffs for eligibility to evaluate the effects of college funding on the early labor market outcomes of college graduates.” RSVP to Christian Edlagan at cedlagan@equitablegrowth.org  by July 7th.

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