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Lost in Place - Poverty Growing in US cities
This story starts by saying "Lost in Place: Why the persistence and spread of concentrated poverty–not gentrification–is our biggest urban challenge." Read more. Look at the maps.

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Map showing most segregates school districts in US
This 2016 EdBuild story map shows the 10 most segregated school districts in the US.

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Map showing states receiving most US Federal Aid
This article shows that many of the most conservative states who vote for smaller federal government are states receiving the highest percent of federal aid.

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Mapping Displacement (Housing) Problem in Chicago
Interactive map shows where housing prices are rising due to gentrification. From the web site: "Where is displacement a concern in Chicago? View different levels of displacement and lost affordability pressures at the neighborhood level and learn about strategies to preserve housing affordability in areas with different levels of displacement risk."

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Mapping Inequality - understanding housing policy & inequality
From the web site: "Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century. It offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" and area descriptions produced between 1935 and 1940 by one of the New Deal's most important agencies, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation or HOLC (pronounced "holk"). "

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Mapping Inequality in the US
From the web site: "Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century. It offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" and area descriptions produced between 1935 and 1940 by one of the New Deal's most important agencies, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation or HOLC (pronounced "holk")." This site hosts an extensive collection of data and maps that can be used to create a deeper understanding of racial segregation and inequality in America.

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Mapping Life Expectancy - VCU web site
This site has a "series of life expectancy maps which illustrate that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. In some cases, life expectancy can differ by as much as 20 years in neighborhoods only about five miles apart from one another."

The aim of these maps is to serve as a resource—raising awareness of factors that shape health and spurring discussion and action on a complex web of factors that influence health.

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Measures of Justice - county-level data platform
From the web site; "Measures for Justice (MFJ) was founded in 2011 to develop a data-driven set of performance measures to assess and compare the criminal justice process from arrest to post-conviction on a county-by-county basis. The data set comprises measures that address three broad categories: Fiscal Responsibility, Fair Process, and Public Safety." The site offers extensive data for data scientists and story tellers. Take time to explore. Share with potential users.

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Multidimensional poverty index
From the web site: "Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published for the first time in the 2010 Report, complements monetary measures of poverty by considering overlapping deprivations suffered at the same time." Read more.

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National Rural Assembly - focuses on Rural America Issues
From the web site: "The National Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families, and communities."

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National Violent Death Reporting System
From the web site: "The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and track progress over time. NVDRS is the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools data on violent deaths from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. These sources include state and local medical examiner, coroner, law enforcement, toxicology, and vital statistics records."

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Opportunity and Mobility in America - 14 charts (2018 article)
This Brookings.edu article includes 14 charts that show opportunity and mobility in America. Use to understand why and where people need the most extra help.

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Opportunity Index - a map-based tool for community organizers
From the web site: "The Opportunity Index focuses on the conditions present in different communities and is designed to connect economic, academic, civic and other factors together to help identify concrete solutions to lagging conditions for opportunity and economic mobility. From preschool enrollment to income inequality, from volunteerism to access to healthy food, expanding opportunity depends on the intersection of multiple factors." Visit the web site and learn to use this in creating your own stories about where and why extra help is needed in communities across the USA.

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Organizations in US Addressing Police Accountability and Racial Justice
This map on the FundersforJustice web site shows organizations around the country who focus on this issue. The web site is described this way: "This is a virtual organizing space for funders and affinity groups to connect with each other and with the movement for racial justice and police accountability across the country. This web portal is intended to help enable philanthropy’s role in partnering with our communities to create and live in vibrant, healthy, prosperous, democratic communities."

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Our Equitable Future: Roadmap for the Chicago Region
This is a plan put forth in 2017-18 by Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council Introduction on MPC web site says: "In 2015, the Metropolitan Planning Council launched a groundbreaking study to calculate the economic costs of segregation. With the Urban Institute, we documented the extreme price we pay to live so separately by race and income. Our study revealed this singular truth: As residents of the Chicago region, our fate is shared, and by living so separately we pay a steep cost that can be measured in lost income, lost lives and lost potential. These findings have been a catalyst for meaningful action, bringing together people from diverse communities and sectors to develop solutions that will lead to a more and equitable and thriving Chicago region." Spend time reading the information on the site and discussing with others.

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Oxfam’s 2018 report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work
Description of report: "Oxfam’s report ‘Reward work not wealth’, looks at statistics in the annual Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook and provides an analyses on what this means for people.

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Poverty and Deep Poverty Increasing in Rural America, 2014 report
From the web site: " Data available in the March Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey (ACS) allow us to view the rise in poverty from multiple perspectives, including the total number of people living in poverty and deep poverty (those with incomes less than half of the poverty threshold), as well as the geographic distribution of poverty."

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Poverty in America - Native Americans
From the article: " The 2 million Natives in the U.S. have the highest rate of poverty of any racial group—almost twice the national average. " Read the article and build your understanding.

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Promise of Place - 2018 Report Highlights Efforts to Help Black Men and Boys
From the web site: "New report from The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) highlights 50+ U.S. cities making investments to advance life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys across the nation. The report profiles five cities—Baltimore, Detroit, Louisville, Milwaukee, and Oakland—that have encompassed the critical BMA field Building Blocks needed to become a promising city for Black Male Achievement."

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Public Housing Failures in Chicago since mid 1990s
This article in the Chicago SouthSide Weekly show progress, or lack of, in redeveloping the areas of public housing which were taken down starting in 1995, but never completely replaced.

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Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote
“The reason politicians ignore so many of the working poor is that they don’t vote,.... And the reason so many of the working poor don’t vote is that certain politicians have made sure it’s as inconvenient as possible for them.” If we're going to take power in this country away from the wealthy minority, we need to find ways to bring the masses to the voting booth.

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Race and ethnicity in the CMAP (Chicago) Region - 2015 report
From the web site: "On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The ACS collects information such as ancestry, educational attainment, income, employment, and housing characteristics and makes this data available at multiple geographic levels, including municipality and township. This release of the ACS marks the first time that users and analysts are able to compare two non-overlapping 5-year ACS datasets (2005-2009 and 2010-2014), and the first time that many of the region's smaller communities will be able to see this change for their jurisdictions. This Policy Update is part of a series that uses the most recent ACS data to examine broad trends in the CMAP region."

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Race, Class and CPS - WBEZ podcasts
Long standing practice of segregation in Chicago schools is described in this six podcast series.

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Race, Health and Housing. Connecting the Dots - article
This article focuses on "discrimination and racial isolation" as "sources of racial health disparities," Follow the links to an expanded understanding of this issue.

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Race, Place and Jobs - analysis by Policy Link
This article reviews a Policy Link study of 150 largest metro areas of US and shows the relationship of place and poverty on jobs and unemployment.

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