Publications Our Research on the Greater DC region. Signature IssuesAdvancing racial equityBuilding strong, inclusive neighborhoodsCreating healthy and safe communitiesMeeting basic needsStrengthening public education and the labor force TopicsAdolescents and YouthAffordable housingAgingChildrenCrime and JusticeEconomic Growth and ProductivityEducation and TrainingFamiliesGender and SexualityHealth and Health PolicyHousing and Housing FinanceImmigrants and ImmigrationIncome and WealthJob Market and Labor ForceNeighborhoods and community-buildingNeighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosNonprofits and PhilanthropyPay for SuccessPoverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety NetRace and EthnicityTaxes and Budget Brief Elevating Cultural Relevance and Racial Equity in Research and Evaluation October 31, 2018 Interest in evidence-based programs is increasing—not just among policymakers, but among philanthropic organizations. Simultaneously, more foundations are interested in supporting efforts that advance racial equity in research and in the field. Research Report Trauma-Informed Community Building and Engagement April 26, 2018 Residents in public housing and other low-income or marginalized communities live with the daily stressors of violence and concentrated poverty, which stem from historic and structural conditions of racism, disenfranchisement, and isolation. Brief Racial Inequities in Montgomery County: 2011–15 December 30, 2017 Montgomery County, Maryland, faces a challenge in overcoming the racial and ethnic inequities that are highlighted in the divide between Council District 1, home to Bethesda and Chevy Chase, and District 5, where Silver Spring and Takoma Park are Brief Racial Inequities in Prince George’s County: 2011–15 December 27, 2017 Prince George’s County, Maryland, faces a challenge in overcoming the racial and ethnic inequities in education, income, employment, and homeownership that differ by outcome and by council districts. Brief Racial Inequities in Fairfax County: 2011–15 December 27, 2017 Fairfax County, Virginia, is an affluent jurisdiction, with average household incomes for every racial and ethnic group near or exceeding $100,000. Brief Racial Inequities in the Washington, DC, Region: 2011–15 December 27, 2017 The Washington, DC, region is increasingly diverse and prosperous, offering many opportunities to its residents. Research Report Voices of the Community: DC, Maryland, Virginia December 7, 2017 Voices of the Community: DC, Maryland, Virginia (VoicesDMV), is a community engagement initiative from the Greater Washington Community Foundation, in partnership with the Urban Institute, designed to lift up residents’ stories and perceptions of Research Report Criminal Background Checks and Access to Jobs June 27, 2017 Despite significant efforts by reform-minded government and nonprofits, roughly one in seven DC residents have criminal records that may preclude them from finding jobs. Research Report Ban the Box and Racial Discrimination February 21, 2017 Over 150 cities and counties and 34 states and Washington, DC, have adopted ban-the-box policies, which remove questions about criminal history from applications and delay background checks until later in the hiring process. Research Report 2000-2010 Population Profiles: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, and Youngstown January 19, 2015 The Mapping America’s Futures project has developed multiple series of population projections by age, race, and ethnicity for the 740 commuting zones in the United States. Research Report From Cradle to Career: The Multiple Challenges Facing Immigrant Families in Langley Park Promise Neighborhood June 23, 2014 With estimates predicting that immigrants and their children will account for most of U.S. population growth over the next 4 decades, it is critical to understand how to build ladders of opportunity for these families. Research Report Measuring Racial-Ethnic Diversity in the Baltimore-Washington Region's Nonprofit Sector March 31, 2010 The nonprofit sector in the Baltimore-Washington region is undergoing a profound, albeit quiet, revolution driven by demographic change.