Understanding the Challenges Faced by Boys and Young Men of Color
INTERACTIVE MAP: Share of males, age 0-24 who live in areas of concentrated and deeply concentrated poverty. View map > Boys and young men of color face profound challenges growing up in America. They are twice as likely to grow up in poverty as non-Hispanic…
Author: Urban Institute
Md. Panel Hears Views On Death Penalty; Urban Institute Study Says Capital Cases Cost Much More
by John Wagner The cost associated with prosecuting a case in Maryland in which the death penalty is imposed is on average $1.9 million more than the cost of a similar case in which capital punishment is not sought, a researcher told a state commission…
Author: The Washington Post
Inaugural Director of the Atlantic Institute Announced
Dr Penelope Brook has been named as the inaugural Director of the Atlantic Institute, following a successful career at the World Bank Group including as Ombudsman and as Country Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Earlier this year the Rhodes Trust joined with The Atlantic Philanthropies in…
Author: The Rhodes Trust
Program to Address Disparities in School Discipline Policies that Fuel “School to Prison Pipeline” in Four U.S. Cities
PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) announced today a $1 million, two-year grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, a limited-life foundation, to engage community and school-district partners in four major U.S. cities with the goal of addressing school discipline practices and policies that contribute…
Author: Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Study Identifies Aging Hispanic Workers as "Invisible Boomers"
Original Source New America Media, AARP and the Urban Institute are Atlantic grantees. EthnicNEWz.org, News Report, Eduardo A. de Oliveira Hispanic workers 50-Plus are a vigorous group of “invisible boomers,” who could help employers solve projected labor shortfalls in the coming years, according to a…
Author: New America Media
Will Employers Want Aging Boomers?
Less well-educated baby boomers who seek to work into their retirement years in the United States may need assistance from the government through policy changes, according to this report by the Urban Institute. Author(s): Gordon Mermin, Richard W. Johnson, Eric ToderPermanent Link: http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411705 The nonpartisan Urban…
Denying Antiretrovirals To Migrants Hurts Us All
Original Source Interview with Joanna Vearey, Forced Migration Project, Univ. of Witswatersrand JOHANNESBURG, Jul 15 (IPS) – South Africa has become a destination for people from across the continent and beyond. But in spite of migrants having a legal right to free antiretroviral treatment (ART)…
Author: Inter Press Service (Johannesburg)
Should Children Pay the Price for Inhumane U.S. Immigration Policies?
Every so often a story serves as a wake-up call that something is very wrong with the way the United States government deals with things. So it was with Saturday’s New York Times article about the actions of federal immigration agents last month in Ohio…
Author: Gara LaMarche
Older job seekers struggle to overcome age barrier
The Urban Institute and AARP are Atlantic grantees. by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Like many unemployed older workers, 64-year old Allan Kellum fears his age has made it harder to find a new job. At a recent job fair, Kellum expressed interest in a supervisory role…
Author: Associated Press Online
Why on Earth Would a Foundation Try to Get Rid of All of Its Money?
The aspect of The Atlantic Philanthropies in which people have the most interest is not that we are one of the largest foundations in the world – in fact, the largest private funder in the countries in which we operate, outside of the U.S. –…
Author: Gara LaMarche