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Know Your Community: Tools for Harnessing Diversity in America’s Changing Communities  Rubén Lizardo, Associate Director P...
Mission & Work <ul><li>PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lift...
Today’s Discussion--Seizing the Historical Moment <ul><li>The Imperative- -Convergence of Economic, Social, and Climate Cr...
Promise & Challenge of “Post Racial America”
The Color of the Brave New World We are Entering…
We are Challenged to Dig Deeper on Diversity and Equity
You Must Be the Change You Wish to See in the World…
<ul><li>Low commercial activity </li></ul><ul><li>Few services </li></ul><ul><li>Unsafe/Limited parks </li></ul><ul><li>Po...
Equitable Development Principles <ul><li>Integrate People and Place Based Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Meaningful R...
Deeper Look at California’s Crisis of Under-Education
Deeper Look at California’s Under-Education Crisis
Resources for Building Inclusive & Equitable  Schools and Colleges <ul><li>Data: </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Trust West Raising t...
Building an Inclusive and Equitable Health Care System <ul><li>Data:  </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Medicine--  http://ww...
Resources for Inclusive and Equitable  Community Building  <ul><li>Data & Analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Research Cen...
Gathering Demographic Data  <ul><li>Demographics: </li></ul><ul><li>People & Households Section of the US Census Bureau--h...
Contact Information Rubén Lizardo, Associate Director [email_address]
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Know your community: tools for harnessing the diversity in America's changing communities, presented by Ruben Lizardo

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Learn where to find useful information about a neighborhood, a community, a city, a region, a state. Come to know more clearly who actually lives where, their socio-economic and demographic characteristics, and how these data sets can be instructive to thinking about and planning for community development, jobs, services, civic engagement, and more.

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Know your community: tools for harnessing the diversity in America's changing communities, presented by Ruben Lizardo

  1. 1. Know Your Community: Tools for Harnessing Diversity in America’s Changing Communities Rubén Lizardo, Associate Director PolicyLink Craigslist Boot Camp San Franciso, California June 2, 2011
  2. 2. Mission & Work <ul><li>PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works ® </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Discussion--Seizing the Historical Moment <ul><li>The Imperative- -Convergence of Economic, Social, and Climate Crisis in US and the World </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to Harness our Diversity as an Asset to address the Equity & Sustainability Challenges to our Survival and Success </li></ul><ul><li>Tools /Resources/Learning/Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity and Equity Vision & Values—See/Feel the Stakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Leadership Models Emphasize Inclusion, Inter-Dependence, & Shared Prosperity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools, and Resources to Access Data </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Promise & Challenge of “Post Racial America”
  5. 5. The Color of the Brave New World We are Entering…
  6. 6. We are Challenged to Dig Deeper on Diversity and Equity
  7. 7. You Must Be the Change You Wish to See in the World…
  8. 8. <ul><li>Low commercial activity </li></ul><ul><li>Few services </li></ul><ul><li>Unsafe/Limited parks </li></ul><ul><li>Poor performing schools </li></ul><ul><li>Increased pollution and toxic waste sites </li></ul><ul><li>Limited public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>High unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Strong commercial activity </li></ul><ul><li>Access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Parks and safe public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>High-performing schools </li></ul><ul><li>Non-predatory financial institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Good public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Employment and entrepreneurship </li></ul>Embedding Diversity & Equity Values in Our Work Low- Income Communities Communities of Opportunity Concentrated Poverty Healthy Communities Moving From Poverty to Opportunity: Creating Healthy Communities of Opportunity
  9. 9. Equitable Development Principles <ul><li>Integrate People and Place Based Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Meaningful Resident/Community Participation, Leadership and Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Local and Regional Disparities </li></ul><ul><li>Double & Triple Bottom Line Investments & Returns </li></ul>
  10. 10. Deeper Look at California’s Crisis of Under-Education
  11. 11. Deeper Look at California’s Under-Education Crisis
  12. 12. Resources for Building Inclusive & Equitable Schools and Colleges <ul><li>Data: </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Trust West Raising the Roof Data Tools-- http://www.edtrust.org/west </li></ul><ul><li>CA Department of Education Data Tools-- http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/ </li></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement: </li></ul><ul><li>Californians for Justice’s Campaign for Quality Education-- http://www.caljustice.org </li></ul><ul><li>Connect-Ed’s Linked Learning Alliance-- http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/policy/alliance.php </li></ul>
  13. 13. Building an Inclusive and Equitable Health Care System <ul><li>Data: </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Medicine-- http://www.iom.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>California Pan Ethnic Health Network-- http://www.cpehn.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement: </li></ul><ul><li>PolicyLink Center for Health & Place-- http://www.policylink.org </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for the Public’s Health-- http://www.partnershipph.org/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources for Inclusive and Equitable Community Building <ul><li>Data & Analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Research Center-- http://www.arc.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kirwan Institute-- http://kirwaninstitute.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Community Builders’ Toolkit for Building Healthy, Productive Multi-Racial Communities-- http://www.race-democracy.org/toolkit.pdf </li></ul>
  15. 15. Gathering Demographic Data <ul><li>Demographics: </li></ul><ul><li>People & Households Section of the US Census Bureau--http://www.census.gov </li></ul><ul><li>CA Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit-- http://www.dof.ca.gov/research/ </li></ul><ul><li>Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>United Way of Los Angeles Social Reports- -http://www.unitedwayla.org </li></ul><ul><li>Universities—USC’s Program on Environmental & Regional Equity http://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/home/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contact Information Rubén Lizardo, Associate Director [email_address]

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