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Every resident should benefit from economic growth. Our insights support economically vibrant neighborhoods, affordable housing, small businesses, and a better quality of life for all residents in the DC region. Read more about the challenges and potential solutions for creating strong, inclusive neighborhoods.
Education and training are critical to economic success. Children and adults should have access to high-quality educational and skill-building opportunities that equip them for jobs that pay a living wage. Learn more about how to ensure our schools and workforce development opportunities help people prepare for today’s labor force and improve their job prospects.
People of color in Greater DC have for centuries faced deliberately constructed barriers to opportunities others take for granted. It is one reason that white households have a net worth 81 times greater than that of black households and 21 times greater than that of Latino households. Read more evidence and insights about how to advance racial equity.
Without a healthy and safe environment, families cannot thrive and children cannot realize their potential. Improving public safety, building trust between communities and police, and reforming the criminal justice system are essential to community well-being. Learn more about how to make communities healthier and safer.
When jobs don’t pay enough or when emergencies occur, people and families must make impossible choices, such as paying for heat versus the grocery bill or medicine versus child care. Or they may lose their homes and drift into despair. Learn how our region can ensure all residents can meet their basic needs.