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Dec 13, 2016, 12:07 ET After Five Years of Progress, Nation's Opportunity Score Stalls

Lower unemployment, increased high school graduation rates and a drop in violent crime, among other factors, drove multiple years of increased...


Sep 01, 2016, 16:45 ET More Than 900 Multi-Sector Leaders And Young Adults To Convene At The 2016 National Opportunity Summit To Mobilize Around The American Dream

 More than 900 business leaders, nonprofits, policymakers, philanthropists and young adults are expected to convene at the 2016 National...


Oct 06, 2015, 07:00 ET Five-Year View of U.S. Opportunity Shows Increasing Poverty and Income Inequality Hampering Larger Gains Post-Recession

 The fifth annual U.S. Opportunity Index shows that access to opportunity has increased nearly 9 percent nationally since 2011, reflecting...


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 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...