Equal Measure

Advancing Equity in Communities: Blog Series

Posted on April 2, 2018

Advancing Equity in Communities: Equal Measure Blog Series in Partnership with the Stanford Social Innovation Review

As part of our ongoing Advancing Equity in Communities communications exploration, Equal Measure recently partnered with the Stanford Social Innovation Review to elevate stories of communities breakingdown structural barriers to opportunity, making social change happen, and improving outcomes. We invite you to read the articles from this series:

Intelligent Mobility as a Means to Improve Health Equity – Antwan Jones, director of graduate studies and associate professor of sociology and of Africana studies, The George Washington University
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/intelligent_mobility_as_a_means_to_improve_health_equity

Public and private leaders should collaborate to promote health amenities in different neighborhoods-enabling prospective residents to make relocation decisions that could improve their quality of life.

Equity Along the Paths to and Through College – Judith Lorimer, director, the Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center, and LaKisha N. Williams, policy and advocacy manager, the Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/equity_along_the_paths_to_and_through_college

How a New York community center is training college advisors, school counselors, volunteers, and members of community-based organizations to provide high-quality college advising.

Setting Young People on a Path to Lifelong Success – Dan Delany, senior vice president of strategy and external relations, NFTE
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/setting_young_people_on_a_path_to_lifelong_success

Activating the entrepreneurial mindset in young people is critical to their future success and breaking down structural inequities in communities.

Embracing an Equity Lens in the Organization and Community – Melissa Hall Sommer, senior director of family economic success, Brighton Center
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/embracing_an_equity_lens_in_the_organization_and_community

How a social service organization defined equity and made it a core of its programs for low-income families in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati, Ohio region.

Sparking Opportunities for Education and Career Pathways – Brian Boomer, coordinator of special grants and adjunct English instructor, West Hills Community College district
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/sparking_opportunities_for_education_and_career_pathways

How a regional college consortium in California’s Central Valley uses technology and alternative programming to create equitable educational pathways for students with “some college, no degree.”

A Force for Equity in Parent Engagement – Sara Lundquist, former vice president of student services, Santa Ana College and strategy consultant, Lumina Foundation, and Rosa Harrizon, high school and community outreach specialist, Santa Ana College
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/a_force_for_equity_in_parent_engagement

How an educational access collaborative evolved to give parents more say in creating educational opportunities for their children and help expand opportunities for first-generation students.

Career Pipelines to Serve Aging Populations – Mary Ann Pebler, director of resource development, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/creating_career_pipelines_to_serve_aging_populations

How education and careers connected to the aging population can provide an opportunity for economic growth.

Breaking Barriers, Shifting Narratives, and Expanding Opportunity – Meg Long, president, Equal Measure
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/breaking_barriers_shifting_narratives_and_expanding_opportunity

By designing programs and policies to overcome longstanding systemic barriers in communities, we can expand opportunities for equity.

 


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