Black workers, mothers leaving early education and child care jobs amid health risks, low pay
Understanding which teachers were likelier to leave the industry over the past two years and the factors that could have influenced their decision to leave are at the heart of this study.
August 11, 2022
Community broadband survey paves way for expanding digital access in southern New Mexico
Like millions of people across the U.S., many residents of Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico struggle to find the internet access they need for school, work and daily life.
July 27, 2022
Economy's essential early care and education industry recovering but still faces labor shortfall
When the pandemic first struck and many child care centers closed, ECE worker unemployment spiked. Now that two years have passed since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, to what extent has the industry recovered?
May 16, 2022
Healthy Communities: The Intersection of Community Development and Health
Healthy Communities is the space in which the community development, economic development, public health and health care industries collaborate to reduce persistent health inequalities and create healthier communities for all.
July 23, 2021
Hard-hit child care industry may need multisector response to revive and thrive
Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs during the pandemic. When they are ready to return to work, their child care options may be few.
February 11, 2021
How can you close the digital divide in your community? Start with a needs assessment
The shape of the digital divide is different in each community. Affordability, infrastructure, lack of devices or skills, and low awareness of the internet’s benefits can all be factors.
September 14, 2020
Communities step up to address economic impact of COVID-19
At local and national levels, nonprofits, government agencies, funders and financial institutions are all working to mitigate this economic shock for households and businesses.
April 01, 2020
COVID-19 and CRA: Fed issues guidance on helping communities through the crisis
To help support economic resiliency, we are providing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration for banking and lending activities in response to COVID-19.
March 27, 2020
March 6 summit to explore connection between housing and access to opportunity
Research shows that life expectancy in Texas differs as much as 30 years depending on the ZIP code in which someone lives.
February 24, 2020
Dallas faces a gaping digital divide when it comes to economic inclusion
In the city of Dallas, about 42 percent of households lack a fixed connection to the internet. What does this mean for our neighbors’ economic future? How can we close the digital divide?
December 20, 2019