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February 28, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Opportunities to Advance Racial Equity in Conference Budget

What’s included in the state budget communicates what and who the state values. That’s why it’s important to analyze...
September 21, 2016 | Laura Goren

Critical Assets

Virginia’s workforce is one of the most highly educated and highest earning in the nation, forming the backbone of an economy that is routinely ranked as a powerhouse. In this updated infographic we offer a snapshot of key facts concerning immigrants in Virginia and their economic contributions to the state’s robust economy.
May 24, 2016 | Laura Goren

We’re in This Together

African-American and immigrant communities in Virginia share many challenges, and there are critical policy solutions that could improve the lives of both immigrant and African-American Virginians. This report explores some of these challenges and solutions, focusing on residential segregation, schools that too often fail to meet the needs of all students, employment challenges for adults without high school diplomas, low wages for many workers, lack of health insurance and culturally competent health care, significant caretaking responsibilities without the benefit of paid sick leave and family leave, and harsher punishment in the criminal justice system.
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