Strong at the Broken Places: The Resiliency of Low-Income Parents
National Center for Children in Poverty, April 2017, 20 pp.
By examining factors that promote or hinder children’s healthy development, this policy report draws on recent studies to illustrate the importance of parent resiliency in the development of social-emotional competence among low-income children. The report concludes with program and policy recommendations that have proven effective in promoting the development of protective factors, reducing vulnerabilities, and cultivating resiliency among low-income parents and, consequently, their children. more info >
Basic Facts About Low-Income Children Fact Sheets
National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2017
These fact sheets describe the demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics of children and their parents. They highlight important factors that appear to distinguish low-income and poor children from their less disadvantaged counterparts. more info >
Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Twin Cities Region Today
Metropolitan Council, October 2014, 14 pp.
This report uses new American Community Survey data to examine the Twin Cities region's increasing racial and ethnic diversity. more info >
Widening the Lens on Boys and Men of Color
June 2013, 10 pp.
Current philanthropic initiatives on boys and men of color use research that often fails to disaggregate the "Asian" category, and disadvantaged Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) boys and men are often excluded from these funding initiatives. This community-based research effort is an initial step towards building knowledge within philanthropy about boys and men of color. more info >
The High Quality of Life in Minnesota: Not Equally Shared by All
Minnesota Compass, December 2011, 2 pp.
In Minnesota, we take pride in our belief that all people have opportunities to become successful, but how well are we really doing? If you look at key statistics measuring our overall well-being, Minnesota ranks near the top in most categories. But dig a little deeper and you uncover glaring and persistent disparities. more info >
Arts Education in America : What the Declines Mean for Arts Participation
National Endowment for the Arts, February 2011, 58 pp.
This report investigates the relationship between arts education and arts participation. It also examines long-term declines in Americans' reported rates of arts learning in creative writing, music, and the visual arts, among other disciplines, finding that the declines are not distributed evenly across all racial and ethnic groups. more info >
Educating Minnesota's immigrant students
Citizens League, February 2009, 44 pp.
This report represents the work of the Study Committee on Immigration and Higher Education. It includes findings and recommendations on how Minnesota can increase immigrant student readiness and success in higher education. more info >
Microenterprise Programs as Asset Builders
The Aspen Institute, June 2007, 4 pp.
Strategies being used by microenterprise development programs to help low-income families improve their financial footing, acquire assets and build wealth. more info >