News

February 2016

February 5th 2016
Analysis in Measure of America’s report Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities provides context for a piece at the Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank on American and European youth who are neither employed nor in education or training →

January 2016

January 25th 2016
The New York Daily News draws on data from Measure of America’s DATA2GO.NYC project in a post on the two New York City neighborhoods with the highest number of jailed residents →
January 13th 2016
Deadline extension: submissions for Measure of America’s Visualization Challenge, which solicits informative and beautiful visualizations based on mapping and data available from DATA2GO.NYC, are now due January 25 →

December 2015

December 11th 2015
Submissions for Measure of America’s Visualization Challenge, which solicits informative and beautiful visualizations based on mapping and data available from DATA2GO.NYC, are due January 18 (first prize: $2,000) →
December 3rd 2015
In an op-ed for City Limits, Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis present DATA2GO.NYC, highlighting applications of the new mapping and data tool for use by policymakers, community-based organizations, philanthropists, social service delivery agencies, journalists, and others working to improve life in New York City →

November 2015

November 30th 2015
The White House Blog highlights Measure of America’s DATA2GO.NYC project as a data tool that empowers communities, part of a look at "New Momentum Enabling an Outcomes Mindset in Government and the Social Sector" →
November 19th 2015
Findings from Measure of America’s report Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities provide context for a Century Foundation policy issue brief looking at apprenticeships as a method for curbing youth unemployment in the United States →
November 16th 2015
Opportunity gaps identified in Measure of America’s 2014 report A Portrait of Sonoma County animate a comprehensive effort in that California community to identify and address factors driving the disparities, as outlined in a Press Democrat opinion piece →
November 6th 2015
Bedford and Bowery looks at DATA2GO.NYC, a free, easy-to-use online mapping and data tool now available from Measure of America that brings together federal, state, and city data on a broad range of issues critical to well-being in New York City →

October 2015

October 16th 2015
On October 28, Measure of America will launch DATA2GO.NYC, a free, easy-to-use mapping tool to visualize and analyze well-being and inequality in New York City, with local government and foundation leaders, at a special event to be held at Civic Hall in Manhattan (register to attend) →
October 8th 2015
Measure of America and Opportunity Nation have released the 2015 Opportunity Index, showing an increase in poverty and income inequality across the nation despite other post-recession gains →
October 5th 2015
Measure of America’s Sarah Burd-Sharps and Andrew Garon participated in the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange 2015 in New York City →

September 2015

September 22nd 2015
An article in the Arizona Republic highlights Measure of America’s role in sparking efforts to launch a charter school aimed at reclaiming disconnected youth in Phoenix →
September 14th 2015
Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps connects MOA research on youth disconnection with the decline in seasonal employment for teens in a conversation hosted by National Public Radio’s DC-based program The Kojo Nnamdi Show
September 4th 2015
"The Death of the Summer Job": Measure of America codirector Sarah Burd-Sharps discusses factors contributing to youth unemployment and the disadvantages facing young adults who are neither working nor in school on WNYC and Public Radio International's the Takeaway

July 2015

July 27th 2015
The Guardian highlights Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s announcement of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a partnership between major US-based companies to engage with 5.5 million disconnected American youth through training and employment, motivated by findings from Measure of America’s report Zeroing In on Place and Race
July 22nd 2015
In a piece for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Measure of America codirectors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis discuss findings from their report Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities and suggest cost-effective instruments for reconnecting young people who are neither working nor in school as well as long-term preventative solutions →
July 20th 2015
As reported by the Merced Sun-Star, findings in Measure of America’s human development report A Portrait of California 2014–2015 helped the Los Banos Salvation Army Corps secure a $20,000 grant to assist high school dropouts with GED certification →
July 15th 2015
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and his wife Sheri cite research from Measure of America’s recent report Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities in a New York Times opinion piece announcing their $30 million initiative to help young people enter and advance in the workforce →
July 13th 2015
Measure of America codirectors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps demonstrate how the American Human Development Index offers a more complete picture of progress than economic indicators like GDP in a policy piece for Boston's NPR news station: "Two Americas: A Better Way to Measure How We Are Really Doing" →