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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Law and Social Policy
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development
The situation of high unemployment for black men is not new. It has persisted for decades, and scholars, sociologists, economists, policy makers, and advocates have brought attention to various aspects of this challenge and put forth solutions. Yet, it is seemingly an intractable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source City of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
This report outlines Philadelphia's goals and strategies for addressing poverty, including improving access to services and benefits, providing social and educational supports for children, creating job opportunities, and ensuring housing security. It highlights relevant programs...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Tennessee
Source Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Policy Areas Community Development
Suffering from years of disinvestment and persistently high rates of poverty, this case study shows how Memphis city officials joined forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to have a collective impact on some of the city's most pressing social issues....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Almost 22 percent of children are poor. In 2012, over 16 million children in the U.S. were living in poverty according to the official measure, defined as living in families with income under $19,090 for a family of three. This is almost identical to figures for 2011, but an increase...

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