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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, California
Source University of California Berkeley
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce is associated with improved access for minority and underserved populations, improved patient satisfaction, and greater cultural competency in care environments. This guide highlights effective approaches for improving hiring diversity,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source NeoGov
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Government employers must pursue innovative hiring strategies to outcompete private sector entities for talented candidates. This guide outlines best practices for recruiting and sourcing candidates, and recommends emphasizing career development opportunities, improving employer branding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the failures of the current federal contracting system, and highlights state and city governments that are implementing responsible contracting reforms. Reform recommendations include conducting rigorous responsibility reviews and background checks on potential...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This fact sheet briefly summarized San Francisco's local hiring policy for construction projects. It requires 30% of all project hours within each trade to be performed by local residents, and no less than 15% of all project work hours within each trade to be performed by disadvantaged...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Jose
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Housing, Public Safety
According to San Jose's Mayor Sam Liccardo, "We are a city of immigrants; this is a critical thread to our DNA. It is our secret sauce. If we are going to compete in a global marketplace, we need to all be working together." As of 2014, more than 38% of San Jose's population are immigrants....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
The population of children served in early care and education (ECE) settings is culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse and becoming more so. As a result, early childhood professionals must be prepared to work with young children from a variety of backgrounds and family settings,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
For millions of Americans, accessing healthy food is no easy matter. In low-income communities, liquor stores and gas stations proliferate, while farmers' markets are hard to find. Nationally, 11.5 million low-income people live in low-income areas where the nearest supermarket is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source City of Dayton
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Communities across America are at a crossroad: to welcome and integrate new residents and help them on a path to citizenship, or to allow old stereotypes, fears and preconceptions to hinder future success. In a community where immigrants are welcomed they receive mutual respect and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas -
Supplier diversity helps direct corporate procurement to businesses owned by historically marginalized communities. The California legislature created a supplier diversity program at the California Public Utilities Commission that requires regulated utilities (such as energy and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Oftentimes, the residents intended to benefit from local development projects are left out of the employment opportunities that arise from said projects. First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements aim to rectify this issue by providing employment opportunities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Government Alliance on Race and Equity
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
Inclusive contracting refers to the process of creating the environment for businesses owned by people of color and/or women to participate in a governmental procurement and contracting process. Inclusive business participation in local government procurement and contracting is an...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source FairVote
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report analyzes Santa Clara's proposed ranked-choice election system. The results indicate that once RCV is in place, it will provide better representation for people of color and ensure all voters in the city would have a stronger say in election results than they would be...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
This policy outlines how zoning laws can be used to facilitate urban agriculture in order to promote public health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. It explains where urban farming should be located, how it can be legally approved, and the standards that should...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Saint Paul
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
One in five City of Saint Paul (City) residents speaks a language other than English in their homes. This means that increasingly City employees are providing services to individuals who may be limited English proficient (LEP). This Limited English Proficiency Plan outlines and describes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This publication explains the critical role of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the fight for racial justice. It also provides resources to companies, advocates and others seeking to utilize DEI in advocacy to create jobs for communities of color....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This report includes self-reported data about gender and racial diversity on the boards of directors and at the CEO/Executive Director positions of the 150 largest 501(c)3 nonprofits in Rhode Island, or roughly 4% of the total number of public charities in the state. The report is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Democracy & Governance
This report examines how community benefits agreements strengthen urban communities by creating high-quality jobs, career advancement, sustainability, and affordable housing. It highlights the need for local hire requirements to ensure that public funds invested in economic development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Throughout our history, immigrant entrepreneurs have helped power America's economic growth, technological innovation, and prosperity. Today, immigrants across the country are breathing new life into communities that suff er from disinvestment and population decline. They are providing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
The United States has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and a track record of building new companies. Yet new and small business owners often face particular challenges, including lack of access to capital, insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City Of Madison Engineering Division
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Best Value Contracting creates a set of enforceable qualifications with a single point of accountability, pervormance qualifications, workforce development, oversight and transparency on publicly funded projects....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Bringing a grocery store into an underserved neighborhood not only makes fresh produce and other healthy food more accessible, it can provide livingwage jobs, raise the value of surrounding property, and anchor and attract additional businesses to the neighborhood. A wide range of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Journal on Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Public Safety, Data & Technology
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often viewed as a neutral technological tool that brings efficiency, objectivity and accuracy, choices on design, implementation and use can embed existing racial inequalities into AI and create racially biased systems that produce harmful consequences....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Long Beach
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This resolution delineates requirements for Long Beach government efforts to increase language accessibility. According to this ordinance, all public contact positions shall have access to a directory of qualified bilingual staff; departments shall share employee translation and interpretation...

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