New Imperatives in American Learning, Civic Education & Employment Equity
Advancing the Common Good Through Expanded Racial & Economic Justice
This project is a multimedia series of conversations and examinations intended to assess the need for new approaches to American human capital formation and community building. We examine these important topics with an eye to their racial and economic justice dimensions. This work is essential to strengthen our democracy and to promote more equitable economic development and prosperity sharing across the nation at a time of growing racial and economic division. We focus aspirationally on the need to advance a next generation of racial and economic justice reforms, building on more inclusive modalities of education and training, community engagement, and allied efforts to better align our nation’s largely disconnected systems of public instruction, civics education, and workforce preparation.
Download the report for an overview of the issues; a host of recommendations for policy and investment reforms; an allied reading and resource toolkit; a corresponding series of op-eds from Ofronama Biu, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Sheryl Evans Davis, Van Ton-Quinlivan, and other experts in the field; and more.
Below, watch exclusive interviews and conversations featuring Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Dr. Prudence Carter, Juan Salazar, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, Srinija Srinivasan, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and fellow experts and practitioners.
How can we reshape our learning, civic education, and workforce systems to create a stronger, more inclusive, and more equitable U.S. economy and democracy?
Higher Education's Changing Imperatives
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, President and CEO of the College Futures Foundation, joins us to discuss the necessary changes higher education must make to become more equitable for BIPOC and low income students.
Embracing & Scaling Education Success
Louis Freedberg, PhD, Executive Director of the Advancing Education Success Initiative, joins us to talk about closing the achievement gap in schools through a more holistic approach that addresses student's needs both inside and outside of the classroom.
Alicia Modestino and Carrie Maultsby-Lute of Northeastern University and Mills College at Northeastern, respectively, join us to discuss their work with 'Opportunity Youth' through career pathway programs that provide young people at risk with paid, 'Earn and Learn' opportunities.
Education and Work as Human Rights
Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Founding Director of the Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, makes the argument for advancing education, civics instruction and employment equity as basic human rights.
Connecting the Dots: Education, Organizing, and Wellness
New Perspectives on Education and Economy
Building for Scale, Agility, and Inclusion
Changing Our Mental Map: Investing in More Integrated Systems and Strategies
Getting Kids Excited About Learning and Community
Racial Equity in Education and Employment
Eve Stotland, Eric Abrams, and Dr. Ofronoma Biu, leading practitioners, scholars, and intellectuals, discuss new models and frameworks for racial equity in education and employment. A rebroadcast of our November 14, 2022 national webinar on the issues.
New Opportunities for Economic Agency: The Future of Inclusive Workforce Development, Policy and Practice
Aimee Durfee, Jack Mills, and Juan Salazar, leading practitioners and experts discuss new approaches to workforce development, policy, and practice to expand racial inclusion and, more broadly, shared prosperity. A rebroadcast of our November 22, 2022 national webinar on the issues.
Encouraging Asset-Based and Community-Driven Solutions
Starting a Movement Within Your Own Community
Michael Aghahowa, an Artist and Educator who works with the Montserrat College of Art and Northeastern University, describes his artistic influences and the need to expand BIPOC representation in the arts space.
Using AI to Close Equity Gaps
Jim Larimore, the Co-Founder and Chair of the EdSAFE AI Alliance, outlines the importance of fairness and equity in the AI space.
Putting Data to Work: Educating, Training and Building for Regional Economic Vitality
Jim Fong, Senior Consultant & Former Executive Director of the Rogue Workforce Partnership, speaks to the value of integrated systems in the career pathways space.
Examining New Models to Advance Racial and Economic Justice
Rahsaan Harris, Dr. Angie Kim, and Srinija Srinivasan, leading practitioners, scholars, and intellectuals, discuss new approaches to civic education and creative culture for the common good. A rebroadcast of our November 2nd, 2022 national webinar on the issues.
Book Bans and the Conservative Critique of Critical Race Theory: What's Really Going On?
Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, Dr. Sheryl Evans Davis, and Tim Komatsu, leading scholars, practictioners, and intellectuals, discuss new challenges to intellectual honesty and free expression in the educational and civic spheres. A rebroadcast of our November 16, 2022 national webinar on the issues.