Publications Our Research on the Greater DC region. Signature IssuesAdvancing racial equityBuilding strong, inclusive neighborhoodsMeeting basic needsStrengthening public education and the labor force TopicsAdolescents and YouthAffordable housingAging and RetirementAsset and debtsChild careChildrenCommunity Engaged MethodsCrime and justice statisticsCrime, Justice, and SafetyEconomic Mobility and InequalityEducationFamiliesHealth and Health CareHomeownershipHousing and Housing FinanceHousing and the economyImmigrants and ImmigrationIncome and wealth distributionInequalityJob Market and Labor ForceLand UseLow-income working familiesNeighborhoods and community-buildingNeighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosNonprofits and PhilanthropyPay for SuccessRace, gender, class, and ethnicityRacial and ethnic disparitiesRacial segregationSexual Orientation, Gender Identity and ExpressionSocial Safety NetState and local issuesStructural RacismTaxes and BudgetsWealth and Financial Well-Beingeducation Brief Direct Cash Transfer as a Vehicle for Speed, Inclusivity, and Equity August 24, 2021 During the COVID-19 pandemic, philanthropic entities across the US embraced giving directly—transferring cash to people—as an effective and efficient means of providing relief to those hit hard by the sudden economic and health emergency. Research Report Who Wins the Preschool Lottery? Applicants and Application Patterns in DC Public Prekindergarten August 24, 2020 Since 2014, the District of Columbia has used an annual common application to place new students from prekindergarten for 3-year-olds (PK3) through 12th grade in DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC public charter schools. Research Report Three Decades of Mary's Center's Social Change Model September 16, 2019 This report tells the story of the first 30 years of Mary’s Center, documenting its evolution from a basement clinic to a nationally recognized federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving nearly 55,000 participants in 2018. Brief Kindred Pilot Study: Summary of Findings from Parent Surveys and Focus Groups January 31, 2019 Kindred aims to tackle issues of racial and economic segregation in DC schools and communities by supporting dialogue groups for parents. Brief State of Immigrants in the District of Columbia December 18, 2018 This brief focuses on immigrants in Washington, DC, to help the mayor’s office and its partners better understand and serve DC’s immigrant community. Research Report A Study of Enrollment Projections for DC's Public Schools: Assuring Accuracy and Transparency October 30, 2018 Projecting future enrollment is an essential responsibility of school districts that municipalities and districts rely on for planning, budgeting, and evaluation. 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 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 Ten Years of Language Access in Washington, DC April 15, 2014 This report provides an overview of the implementation of the Language Access Act within the context of the unique demographic and economic characteristics of the District's immigrant community. Research Report State of Latinos in the District of Columbia August 2, 2010 The Latino population has been steadily increasing in the District of Columbia, and the city's Latino population has many unique and important qualities that distinguish it from other racial and ethnic groups. Research Report Community-Based Organizations and Immigrant Integration in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area December 3, 2009 This study examines immigrant integration through the lens of community-based organizations.