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Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET

Opportunity Increases Nationwide Since 2011, Yet Many Americans Are Still Left Behind

For the fourth consecutive year, Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan national coalition, released today the annual Opportunity Index, a composite...

Sep 29, 2014, 08:00 ET

New Data Shows Civic Engagement And Volunteering Linked To Lower Rates Of Out-of-School And Out-Of-Work Youth, Greater Economic Opportunity

 A new report released today by Opportunity Nation, with support from the Citi Foundation, provides fresh and compelling evidence that certain...

Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 ET
Opportunity Nation and Measure of America's "A Historical Report of Opportunity" measures community conditions that impacted opportunity to provide a holistic picture of how the climate for upward mobility has changed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The analysis connects publicly available data for economic, educational and community life factors from 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010, including the unemployment rate; median household income; poverty rate; income inequality; preschool enrollment; on-time high school graduation; post-secondary completion; disconnected youth rate; violent crime rate; and access to medical doctors. Learn more at www.opportunitynation.org/history-opportunity (PRNewsFoto/Opportunity Nation)

Despite Educational Progress Since 1970, Many Americans Still Lack Opportunity For Upward Mobility, New Data Shows

 The opportunity for upward mobility—measured by key economic, educational and community conditions—experienced modest national...

Oct 21, 2013, 09:13 ET

Zip Codes Continue To Determine Upward Mobility In America

Poverty and Income Inequality Rise Nationwide, According to 2013 Opportunity Index  Opportunity Nation released today the 2013 Opportunity...

Sep 19, 2012, 09:03 ET

Bipartisan Coalition Unveils New Data And National Shared Plan Of Action To Help Close The Opportunity Gap In America

 More than 1200 leaders from across the political spectrum and representing every corner of society gathered today to support Opportunity...

Jul 19, 2012, 13:07 ET

Former White House Domestic Policy Advisors Join Opportunity Nation Campaign

Chief Policy Advisors to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush join bipartisan campaign to help rebuild the economic ladder of success in...

Jun 04, 2012, 16:06 ET

New Interactive Website Shows Businesses How to Develop Jobs for Today's Unemployed Youth

With the number of unemployed youth nearly double the national unemployment rate, Opportunity Nation, in partnership with the global retailer Gap...

Nov 04, 2011, 14:54 ET

Opportunity Nation Releases Groundbreaking Index at National Summit; Accessing the American Dream Now Out of Reach or Impossible for Many Americans

Opportunity Index Assigns Every State and Almost Every County in the Country an Opportunity Score to Provide a First of Its Kind Measure of...

Sep 09, 2010, 10:48 ET

NAFEO Comments on FCC's Public Notice on Open Internet Proceeding

The below represents NAFEO's position on the Federal Communications Commission's Announcement of its Public Notice seeking further input on...

Jun 17, 2002, 01:00 ET

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and Career & Life Learning Systems, Inc. Form a Partnership to Promote a Career Development Website to Educational Institutions

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and Career and Life Learning Systems,...

Mar 22, 1999, 00:00 ET

Dr. Alvin Poussaint Headlines Town Hall Meeting of Black Colleges About Youth, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and the Need for Self-Esteem

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- "Can Increasing Self-Esteem Help to Decrease HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Among African American Youth?"...

Dec 22, 1998, 00:00 ET

Deeply Discounted 'Mini-Tenders' for National Realty Units and Income Opportunity Realty Investors Shares Offered by Summit Venture Partners

DALLAS, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- National Realty, L.P. (Amex: NLP) and Income Opportunity Realty Investors, Inc. (Amex: IOT) Tuesday announced...