News

September 2014

September 5th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps reflects on the future of inequality in the United States as a participant in Next American Economy, a Roosevelt Institute project that asked experts to speculate on trends and challenges of the next quarter-century [video] →

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
July 8th 2014
Patrick Nolan Guyer, chief statistician for Measure of America, appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss community factors of inequality and opportunity as identified in the program’s Historical Report of Opportunity [video] →
July 7th 2014
Explore the data: RSVP to participate in a July 16 briefing call with Measure of America and Opportunity Nation on their Historical Report of Opportunity
July 1st 2014
National Journal examines the Opportunity Index developed by Measure of America with Opportunity Nation in a story about their most recent report, Historical Report of Opportunity: "Your ZIP Code May Be Dragging You Down" →

June 2014

June 27th 2014
Measure of America’s Historical Report of Opportunity, coauthored with Opportunity Nation, is featured in the Washington Post blog GovBeat
June 25th 2014
New report from Measure of America and Opportunity Nation provides the first statistical measure of national and state opportunity levels over the past 4 decades: Historical Report of Opportunity [PDF available] →
June 12th 2014
In a direct response to smoking and nicotine-addiction issues identified in the Measure of America report A Portrait of Sonoma County, the county has strengthened its smoking ordinance with a ban on e-cigarettes in certain public places →
June 3rd 2014
The Sonoma County Gazette reports on the collective local response to Measure of America's A Portrait of Sonoma County, including new community partnerships and investments →

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 20th 2014
Measure of America's latest human development report, A Portrait of Sonoma County, was launched today in California at a public meeting of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors [PDF 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 12th 2014
Measure of America’s NYC Data to Go project is featured in an Inside Philanthropy piece on the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust's new locally focused New York Regional Grants Program →
May 8th 2014
Measure of America’s upcoming report, A Portrait of Sonoma County, is featured in a radio interview on KRCB North Bay Public Media [audio available] →
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 16th 2014
Measure of America announces the launch of NYC Data to Go, a project to create an interactive tool that will map human need and well-being across the New York metro area, consolidating federal, state, and local data on need, resources, and outcomes in a single curated source →
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] →
March 6th 2014
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps participated in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development workshop in Morelos, Mexico, aimed at developing a well-being index to serve as a basis for evaluating public policies in the state [in Spanish] →

February 2014

February 21st 2014
Measure of America research applied by CNNMoney for a close look at "Where the Middle Class Thrives" →