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.
From 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at 142 Goldwin Smith Hall, Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will speak at Cornell University. She is being hosted by the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality. She will present Measure of America’s exploration of well-being and opportunity in the United States using the American Human Development Index, a composite index comprised of indicators on health, education, and living standards. Measure of America is the only source of life expectancy calculations for different racial and ethnic groups as well as for states and for smaller populations within states in the U.S. today.
Alan Flippen of NY Times’ The Upshot will moderate a discussion hosted by The Municipal Art Society of New York and Measure of America. The panel comprises a diverse group of experts, policy makers, corporate and philanthropic foundations, and non-governmental organizations working on designing policies in regions and cities that improve their livability, their sustainability and the quality of life of the people who live and work within them. Co-Director of Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps, to be featured among the panelists. Location: The Municipal Art Society of New York | 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900, 9-11am. Public event. Space is limited. RSVP required. For availability, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the World Affairs Council’s annual conference on the critical global issues we face today. Featured keynote speakers will be Fareed Zakaria of CNN and Chris Anderson, Editor of Wired.
Sarah Burd-Sharps will chair a panel on Managing Disasters: Readiness, Then Response at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles.
The Institute for Economics and Peace and Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis are hosting a discussion around the launch of the 2012 United States Peace Index: The Social and Economic Impact of Violence in the U.S.
Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be speaking on a panel to discuss child well-being in the United States, the topic of MOA’s contributed chapter to the newly published Global Child Poverty and Well-Being. MOA’s chapter is entitled “Child Well-being in the US: Proposal for the Development of a ‘Tot’s Index’ Using the Human Development Conceptual Framework.”.
…oin Measure of America Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, and those with a keen interest in using the Index to address the challenges facing ordinary Americans, as we examine a new way to understand well-being and access to opportunity in America today.
The Marin Community Foundation invites you to a community conversation in conjunction with the launch of A Portrait of Marin, produced by the American Human Development Project.
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