While the United States tries to get its economy back on track, policy and budget decisions are putting children, people of colour and low-income older adults at even greater risk. Concerns about rising deficits threaten essential health and income security programmes such as Social Security and Medicare that keep many people out of poverty. Heightened anxieties over immigration and a focus on harsh punishment as the first resort in school discipline unfairly marginalise many people.
Atlantic and our grantees are committed to support advocacy by and for people of all ages who are most in need, and to help build a vibrant, engaged constituency to deliver outcomes for disadvantaged communities.
As a limited life foundation, we are investing in areas where we believe Atlantic can achieve significant progress in the relatively short time we have remaining.