News

May 2015

May 1st 2015
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis discussed findings from Geographies of Opportunity, which looks at well-being in the United States by congressional district, with David Brancaccio on American Public Media’s Marketplace [audio available] →

April 2015

April 6th 2015
Next Monday, April 13, in Sacramento, CA: Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be briefing the California State Legislature and interested parties regarding findings of A Portrait of California 2014–2015 [open to the public] →

February 2015

February 12th 2015
At the Huffington Post, Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps connect findings from A Portrait of California 2014–2015 to the need for a broader national campaign to combat domestic violence in the United States →
February 3rd 2015
In a piece for Policy Innovations, a Carnegie Council publication, Measure of America statistician Rebecca Rasch and codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis illustrate how civic engagement mechanisms like unpaid volunteering can play a pivotal role in curtailing youth disconnection →

January 2015

January 23rd 2015
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps have contributed a piece on human development to Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections for college composition courses (now available from Oxford University Press) →

December 2014

December 18th 2014
“California’s Future Hinges on Latinos’ Well-Being”: NBC News Latino analyzes data from Measure of America’s latest report, A Portrait of California 2014–2015
December 15th 2014
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis provide an overview of the program's new report, A Portrait of California, in a piece for Stanford Social Innovation Review
December 3rd 2014
Register to attend the Los Angeles release of Measure of America’s upcoming report A Portrait of California, 2014–2015, featuring a presentation by codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps

July 2014

July 22nd 2014
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps recommend three sets of actions for solving the youth disconnection crisis faced by many US communities in a commentary for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

May 2014

May 23rd 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis spoke about disconnected youth in Phoenix in an interview with local National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ [audio available] →
May 13th 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis spoke at a Disconnected Youth Summit in Arizona that brought together local business, civic, education, and foundation leaders to address the program's findings on youth disconnection in Phoenix →
May 1st 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis will speak in Arizona on May 7 at a Maricopa County Summit organized in response to the program’s findings on disconnected youth →

April 2014

April 7th 2014
Read an interview with Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis about data in the American Human Development Index relevant to Iowans in the Des Moines Register

March 2014

March 31st 2014
Measure of America codirector Kristen Lewis discussed the program's American Human Development Index, an alternative measure to GDP, with David Brancaccio on public radio's Marketplace [audio available] →

December 2013

December 5th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis contributed the conclusion to Bread for the World’s 2014 Hunger Report: "Re-Engaging Americans in the Search for Lasting Solutions" [pdf] →

November 2013

November 22nd 2013
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for National Journal: "The Dismal Numbers Behind Disconnected Youth" →

October 2013

October 24th 2013
Just released: Halve the Gap by 2030: Youth Disconnection in America's Cities, a Measure of America follow-up report to last year's One in Seven

September 2013

September 4th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis contributed a chapter titled "Well-Being in the Golden State: The Five Californias of the Human Development Index" to the third edition of Governing California: Politics, Government, and Public Policy in the Golden State (Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, 2013) →

July 2013

July 12th 2013
Measure of America's A Portrait of California featured in NPR All Tech Considered article, "Closing the Tech Industry's Gender Gap Requires Better Data" →
July 10th 2013
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps write for the Huffington Post on the societal risks of ignoring non-income inequalities →