In the most recent edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, our CEO, Angela Glover Blackwell, discusses the tried and true effects of building an equitable society -- one policy, law, and program at a time. “The Curb-Cut Effect,” illustrates that equity is not a zero-sum | Read more >
This week the Supreme Court has issued several rulings that will shape the landscape of opportunity in the United States, and have tremendous impact on the communities that PolicyLink works in support of every day.
We were thrilled to see the Supreme Court uphold | Read more >
Congress’ reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) earlier today is both cause for celebration and a call to action for continued advocacy on behalf of the millions of students of color and low-income students facing discrimination, poverty, and other | Read more >
From October 27-29, nearly 3,000 dynamic leaders, advocates, and other equity stakeholders from across the nation, coalesced to attend Equity Summit 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, and take on some of the most pressing issues of our time. As soon as I entered the Summit, I instinctively | Read more >
This June, Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ-10) re-introduced legislation that would provide essential funding and support for Promise Neighborhoods — a highly successful program that seeks to improve outcomes for children in distressed communities by combining high-quality | Read more >
Youth with disabilities, young people of color, and youth who identify as LGBTQI are disproportionately arrested, detained, and incarcerated. Unfortunately, time spent in a juvenile detention center increases a young person’s risk of truancy, dropout, and risky behavior. When | Read more >
A Developmental Pathway for Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink‘s (PNI) newest publication, explains the crucial developmental milestones for implementing and charting progress towards the Promise Neighborhoods vision.
In February, Senator Christopher Murphy along with cosponsors — Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN) and Patty Murray (WA) introduced legislation that, if passed, would ensure continued support and funding for the Promise Neighborhoods program — a | Read more >
Last week, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced standalone legislation to support the work of the Promise Neighborhoods program! The Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 will authorize the inclusion of the Promise Neighborhoods program into the Elementary and Secondary | Read more >