Boosting Upward Mobility: Metrics to Inform Local Action

When: 16 June 2020, 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm EDT

Where: Online

Apply by: Registration open


As communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop long-term recovery strategies, it is critical that they think intentionally about how their plans can also advance economic and social mobility for their residents. And as the nation grapples with the latest evidence of racial inequity and injustice, communities must also pursue actions to narrow long-standing gaps in opportunities for upward mobility.  Local decisionmakers will be confronted with both constrained resources and extraordinary levels of need. As local leaders, policymakers, philanthropists, and others consider how to create equitable pathways to opportunity for the most vulnerable in their communities and how to prioritize resources, knowing what to measure and how will be fundamental to their success.  

Join the Urban Institute for a discussion about how evidence-informed metrics can help communities and local decisionmakers catalyze and prioritize efforts to boost upward mobility for all their residents. The Urban Institute will share a preliminary set of metrics that build on the work of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty and reflect its expansive definition of mobility, which incorporates economic success, power and autonomy, and being valued in one’s community.

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