Tune in at noon to watch a live demo of DATA2GO.NYC at the US Census Bureau's Opportunity Project. Measure of America will join other organizations using data to expand opportunity at the US Census Bureau's Opportunity Project. MOA's Laura Laderman will demo DATA2GO.NYC and discuss how the tool can help with outreach for Census 2020. Click here to watch live at noon!.
The Southern California Grantmakers will host an event to launch Measure of America’s latest well-being report, A Portrait of Los Angeles County. This event is open to the public, click link for more info! We are excited to announce the launch of the Portrait of Los Angeles County! Please join us for an optional pre-launch lunch starting at 12:45 followed by a presentation of key findings from the Portrait of Los Angeles County. Hear perspectives from different sectors about how we can use these findings to improve well-being throughout LA County. The Portrait of Los Angeles County examines well-being using the human development framework and index. In addition to exploring life expectancy and health data, the Portrait looks at data focused on access to knowledge (school enrollment rates and educational degree attainment rates) as well as measures related to standards of living and median earnings for full and part-time workers. The report will present Human Development Index scores for LA County places and demographic groups and explore a range of critical issues, including education, living standards, environmental justice, homelessness, inequality, and access to opportunity.
Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will participate in the Health, Wealth, and Housing: Promoting Cross-Sector Collaborations for Equity Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Sarah will discuss the latest research and evidence-based strategies that move the needle on improving the quality of life for low-income families with other expert panelists.
Measure of America's Kristen Lewis will present a sneak peek of our upcoming Portrait of Los Angeles County report at the Southern California Grantmakers annual conference.
Measure of America's Partnerships Specialist Vikki Lassiter will be a speaker at MANY's Connection 2017 event, which brings together actors working to improve outcomes for youth from various sectors.
Measure of America’s co-director Kristen Lewis will be a speaker in a meeting about the role of philanthropy work in the Southwest in contributing to the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) co-hosted by the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and Albuquerque Community Foundation.
Measure of America's Vikki Lassiter will speak at Bringing Education Home: Affordable Housing and Education Summit, hosted by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA). The summit brings together experts and senior staff from the nation's largest public housing authorities with the goal of foster peer-to-peer problem-solving, sharing of best practices, and networking.
Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps participated in the County of Los Angeles’ 2017 Commissioners’ Leadership Conference, Embracing a Changing Demography as a speaker. Sarah presented the upcoming Portrait of Los Angeles County report to the County’s public policy community. See Sarah's presentation here: https://vimeo.com/219230958.
Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis facilitated LeadersUp’s Career360 Innovation Session, a day-long convening of young adults, employers and community partners to brainstorm new solutions to help disconnected young adults achieve workforce readiness in Chicago. Kristen presented Measure of America’s latest findings on youth disconnection and led the group discussions.
Measure of America and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host a joint webinar on MOA’s latest youth disconnection report. The expert panel in “Moving the Needle on Youth Disconnection: Insights from Measure of America’s New Report: ‘Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America’” will feature MOA co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, as well as NLC YEF Institute’s Director of Youth and Young Adult Connections, Andrew Moore. Please see description link to register.
Congressman Bobby Scott will host "Opening Doors for Youth: Investments in Employment Opportunities for Opportunity Youth Are Investments in Our Communities and Our Nation", a discussion with youth, community leaders, advocates, and experts about the Opening Doors for Youth Act, which would expand federal investment to maintain youth connected to school and work. Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will participate as a panelist and discuss the latest data and findings on youth disconnection.
Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be speaking at “The Global Goals in New York City,” a conference convened by the Council on Foundations, the SDG Philanthropy Platform and Philanthropy New York. She will be discussing how work already underway in New York City supports the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be speaking at the inaugural conference hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to building a transdisciplinary evidence base for a Culture of Health. She will be discussing measures for answering the question, “What is a good life?” The discussion will move beyond traditional measures, such as QALYs and DALYs, and dive into measures for assessing well-being and advancing health equity drawing on global examples.
Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will present a speech on “Economics and Mentoring: A National Urgency” at the 2016 National Mentoring Summit. The workshop will provide a compelling overview of urgent and often overlooked economic dimensions confronting vulnerable or disconnected youth that bear national attention during an important election year in our country.
From 2:45 to 4:30 PM, Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis along with Tamara Fox of the Helmsley Charitable Trust will present in a workshop-style interactive demonstration of DATA2GO.NYC. Participants will be able to pitch their data needs and see if the tool can help address them. Even if you’re not a New York City funder, this program can help you think about what you might do to inspire the creation of new data sources that help you be a better grantmaker.
From 8:30 to 9:15 AM, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will provide a keynote address to set the stage for the 2015 Opportunity Youth Network Summit. She will cover Measure of America’s recent research on youth disconnection and frame the OYN’s goal to reconnect one million youth.
From 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Civic Hall, the Measure of America team along with selected presenters will launch DATA2GO.NYC, a free, easy-to-use mapping tool to visualize and analyze well-being and inequality in NYC. Presenting will be John R. Ettinger, CEO of the Helmsley Trust, Matthew Klein, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity and Senior Advisor to the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Cynthia Esposito Lamy, Metrics Manager for the Robin Hood Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.
Washington, D.C. From 1:00PM to 2:00 PM, Sarah Burd-Sharps and representatives from the Center for American Progress, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and American Civil Liberties Union will have a panel discussion on the findings of our recent research exploring the impact of the U.S. housing crisis on the racial wealth gap across generations. The event is hosted by the ACLU in their offices at 915 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005. You can find the official invitation here. Please send RSVPs or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be describing the state of California at the opening session of the Northern California Grantmakers Annual Conference. Following her presentation, both PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell and University of Southern California Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity Dr. Manuel Pastor will address the conference. This conference is open to NCG members and non-member funders.
Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be briefing the California Legislature and interested parties regarding findings of A Portrait of California 2014–2015. They will be introduced by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and United Ways of California CEO Pete Manzo. The event is open to the public; interested parties should contact Bryan Ha of United Way at email@example.com.
Measure of America Chief Statistician Patrick Guyer will be at Kansai University in Osaka, presenting Measure of America’s work on conceptualizing and applying well-being gauges at the community level. Several local well-being projects in Japan are being spearheaded with the advice of Kansai University Professor Takayoshi Kusago, who will be moderating this discussion. Contact us for more information on this event.