The Better Together initiative combines research, media, and leadership development to advance racial justice and LGBT liberation. Our newest briefing paper, Better Together in the South, looks shares strategies for advancing change in the South and beyond. The program is supported and made possible by a grant from the Arcus Foundation.
Who is most impacted by inequity in the food system? Low income people and people of color are disproportionately affected by obesity, food deserts, and wage violations. Our newest report looks at opportunities to create healthy communities by linking the movements for good food and good jobs.
Millennials, Activism and Race offers insights about young people's views on activism and race. The “Millennial Generation” (born post-1980, ages 18-30) is the largest, most racially and ethnically diverse generation the US has ever known. What inspires them to engage in social justice work?
The Applied Research Center offers groundbreaking national research on the perilous intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system, which is resulting in the separation of thousands of families across the U.S. -- in many cases, permanent separation.
ARC releases two *new* Green Case Studies that profile winning formulas
for jobs creation to improve our communities while helping the planet.
Racing the Statehouse Finds Solutions for Racial Inequity Available to States
Facing Race: 2009 Legislative Report Card is a project of the Applied Research Center and the Community Development Institute (CDI).
ARC's 2007 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, by Jarad Sanchez and Tammy Johnson.
Download a PDF here.
The Applied Research Center has released its study, “Check the Color
Line - Income Report” in conjunction with the Center for the Study of
Catalytic Change: Lessons Learned from the Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment. The Applied Research Center (ARC) and the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) developed the Racial Justice Grantmaking Assessment following ARC’s 2004 publication of Short Changed: Foundation Giving in Communities of Color.
This report tells the stories of people of color who are disproportionately affected by the recession. It uncovers the root causes and proposes solutions.
Watch the Video. Read the Report. Take action.
From our media section, three videos exploring the mutual goals of the racial justice and green economy movements.
Applied Research Center's Terry Keleher provides this list of resources from several organizations, breaking down the politics behind the stimulus bill, and the opportunities in its application.For more essays, videos, press, and conversations about the Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, visit arc.org/compact.
In this essay for Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, Van Jones writes on the importance of green jobs to the racial justice movement, in terms of environmental impact and economic impact. For more essays, videos, press, and conversations about the Applied Research Center's Compact for Racial Justice, visit arc.org/compact.
Colorlines.com's special edition on the green economy March/April 2008, features cover story "Who Gains from the Green Economy?" by Preeti Mangala Shekar and Tram Nguyen. It asks what the racial justice movement and the green jobs movement have to gain from working together.
The Applied Research Center (ARC) released the findings of its second annual Facing Race: Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity 2007-2008. Download a PDF of the report here.