Promising Practices in Asset Building for Low-Income Communities of Color

To identify promising practices in asset building for low-income people, the Joint Center analyzed data for two groups of states - those with high CFED asset-outcome rankings and those with low CFED asset-outcome rankings.

Race, Ethnicity, & Health Care Reform: Achieving Equity in Our Lifetime

This issue brief identifies, analyzes and compares provisions which explicitly address the health and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities within the two leading Congressional health care reform proposals: The Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3962) passed in the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009; and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (H.R.

2008 Joint Center National Survey of African American Families' Views on Education

The 2008 Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Education Survey is a national survey of 750 African American households, conducted between September 16 and October 6, 2008.

A Complete and Accurate Count in the 2010 Census

The upcoming decennial census will have an enormous impact on political representation and allocation of government funding.

Expanding and Accelerating the Adoption & Use of Broadband Throughout the Economy

As computers and the Internet become more critical to daily life and work, America will benefit greatly from expanding the reach and capacity of broadband networks. The lack of access and technical literacy for some impacts quality of life, economic development, health care, education, environmental sustainability, public safety, and civic engagement for all U.S. communities. The federal, state, and local governments, in collaboration with the private sector, must play an active role in stimulating adoption and use of advanced broadband connections.

ASU Expands Access to Quality Post-Secondary Education

Arizona State University (ASU) is at once the youngest, largest and fastest growing of all major American research institutions, enrolling more than 69,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students on four campuses across metropolitan Phoenix.