Racial Equity

Lisa Hamilton Named Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO

Lisa Hamilton Named Annie E. Casey Foundation President and CEO

Posted October 22, 2018

Hamilton, who joined the foundation as vice president of external affairs in 2011 and was appointed executive vice president and chief program officer last year, will succeed Patrick McCarthy, who announced his retirement after twenty-five years with the foundation, nearly nine as president and CEO....

Institute Focused on Improving Economic Opportunity Launched

Institute Focused on Improving Economic Opportunity Launched

Posted October 5, 2018

Opportunity Insights, a partnership between economists from Harvard and Brown University, will conduct research on economic mobility and harness the power of big data to develop scalable policy solutions that empower families to achieve better life outcomes....

Public Colleges Not Supporting African Americans Adequately

Public Colleges Not Supporting African Americans Adequately

Posted September 28, 2018

According to a report from the USC Race and Equity Center, African Americans make up 14.6 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds in the country but only 9.8 percent of full-time degree-seeking undergraduates at public colleges and universities....

Timothy P. Silard, President, Rosenberg Foundation

Timothy P. Silard, President, Rosenberg Foundation

August 30, 2018

PND spoke with Silard about the Leading Edge Fund, which was launched in 2016 to seed, incubate, and accelerate bold ideas from the next generation of progressive movement leaders, and how Rosenberg and its partners plan to support those who are shaping the future of criminal and racial justice reform in California and across the United States....

Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners
August 30, 2018
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners provides meeting materials and step-by-step instructions for holding facilitated conversations with young people about dismantling structural racism. The four guides — Understanding the Basics: Core Concepts and Terms, Digging Deep: Historical Context of...
Overdue: Addressing Debt in Black Communities
August 24, 2018
Although African-American households hold lower levels of debt on average ($30,800) than white households ($73,800), more than a quarter of African-American households report struggling with debt payment, compared with 15 percent of white households, a report from Prosperity Now and the MetLife Foundation finds. Based on a literature review and...
It's Time to Invest in Youth Power

It's Time to Invest in Youth Power

Timothy Silard   |   August 21, 2018

Tim Silard, president of the Rosenberg Foundation, calls on philanthropy to invest in efforts to organize and inspire young people, including young people of color, right now....

People, Place and Power: Advancing Racial and Economic Equity
August 9, 2018
Two years after announcing a new racial equity and economic inclusion agenda, the San Francisco Foundation has undergone an organizational culture shift and implemented an integrated strategy to achieve its goals, two reports from SFF emphasize. People, Place and Power: Advancing Racial and Economic Equity (26 pages, PDF) and an accompanying...