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Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham;
This report gives data-driven context to the critical issue of women's economic security in our community. Economic security is a complex issue and the data gathered here provides a solid baseline to foster an understanding of the stark realities and to promote investments in policies and programs that will change them.
Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham;
The Women's Fund supports post-secondary education and job skills training for low-income women to help prepare them for jobs in growing sectors of Birmingham's business community.To amplify each woman's success in these opportunities, The Women's Fund is directing its dollars towards collaborative community partnerships that combine educational support with economic support for women and their children, including quality child care, housing, and mentors.In the five counties of the Greater Birmingham Area--Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker--28.4% of households with children are female-headed households, meaning a woman is the sole provider for the household.
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies;
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the range of social, economic, and environmental conditions in Jefferson County and documents their relationship to the health status of the county's residents.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy;
In light of the national uprising sparked by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (and building on other recent tragic movement moments going back to the 2014 murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri), NCRP is analyzing grantmaking by community foundations across the country to find out exactly how much they are – or are not – investing in Black communities.We started by looking at the latest available grantmaking data (2016-2018) of 25 community foundations (CFs) – from Los Angeles to New Orleans to New York City to St. Paul. These foundations represent a cross section of some of the country's largest community foundations as well as foundations in communities where NCRP has Black-led nonprofit allies.
This case study on Latino New South follows the journey and partnerships of three cultural institutions -- the Levine Museum of the New South (Charlotte, NC), the Atlanta History Center (Atlanta, GA), and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL). These three organizations entered the Innovation Lab for Museums with the intention of making their programs and institutions more resonant with, and responsive to, the fast-growing Latino communities in their respective cities.
Charles F. Kettering Foundation;
The Kettering Foundation studies the problems that keep our democracy from working as it should. One of these is a lack of trust that has eroded confidence in our major institutions, including the public schools. To remedy this problem, federal, state, and local officials have pursued a broad range of reforms aimed at ensuring that the nation's public school system is more accountable.Most Americans applaud the goals of this accountability movement, and they support some of what it has accomplished. However, new research from the Kettering Foundation and Public Agenda suggests that there are important differences between the way most leaders and most parents define and think about accountability in public education.This report summarizes this research, which includes focus groups held in Washington, DC; Detroit; New Orleans; Westchester County, NY; Birmingham, AL; and Denver. The report lays out areas of agreement, where leaders and parents see eye-to-eye on accountability, and areas of tension, where the perspectives of leaders and parents part company. Finally, it explores whether it is possible to blend the competing views and poses some questions for the field.