The Opportunity Forum
is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.
The Center for Public Policy Priorities has released a new interactive data tool for measuring the economic health of Texas counties and regions. The Texas Regional Opportunity Index (TROI) pulls together 65 key social and economic indicators, offering a comprehensive look at Texans' ability to build financial security, avoid or lift themselves out of poverty, get a quality education, and create a prosperous future for their families. For more information about TROI, visit http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=UJq9lzfuLzszff5U7ZQdxag5ZpNDzeEz.
SAVE THE DATE November 8, 2013 CAN Policy Forum Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Future: Growing into the region we want to be The Austin region will continue to grow, but will our growth be sustainable? Will opportunity be shared, or will economic segregation deepen, providing opportunity to some, while leaving others behind? What solutions will help us grow
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