Economic mobility remains the great unfinished business of the civil rights movement. Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about the existence of “two Americas” sharply divided by race. The Institute is committed to bridging these “two Americas” through research and advocacy.
The City of Newark, the Institute and others are working to connect 2,020 Newarkers with local employment that pays a living wage by 2020.
Institute Senior Counsel Demelza Baer finds that a majority of Newark jobs don’t go to local residents, despite their qualifications and eagerness to work.
Contact Communications Director Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved and help us bridge these “two Americas.”