Measuring Access to Opportunity, Shifting the Narrative and Advancing Anti-Racist Legislation.
Historically, Opportunity in the United States has not been equally distributed. Disparities across the various dimensions of Opportunity stem from both overt and covert racism embedded in systems that shape Opportunity from their inception.
At the core of America is a shared belief that no matter how humble your beginning, with hard work and perseverance, you can achieve the American Dream. Yet far too often, where we live determines how we can expect to live, more than just about any other personal or individual factor.
The resilience of economic, education and health systems in one’s community can greatly influence individual-level opportunities and the support that one receives along the way.