The drivers of inequality are complex — but not all of our solutions have to be.
The Rethinking Communities project gives students the tools to work with their institutions of higher learning and communities to identify and advance solutions that promote broadly shared economic progress. The project focuses on anchor institutions, a term for large employers such as universities that are anchored to a particular place and play a significant role in shaping their local economy.
Students research and diagnose the local drivers of inequality and build strategies and coalitions to broaden prosperity. Recognizing that this is the defining challenge of our generation, and that gridlock in Washington has hindered progress, Rethinking Communities empowers students in the places where they have the most direct influence: their colleges and universities and their campus communities.
Individually, these are small, grassroots initiatives. Taken together, they represent an ambitious effort to solve inequality beginning in the places where we live, work, and study.
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