Dismantling Disparities in Communities: Resources and Tools to Advance Systems Change

May 19, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
A collage of students and teachers

Researchers from Mathematica and Equal Measure shared a suite of new tools and resources that distill practical lessons from a vast body of research on place-based systems change. We developed these tools and resources as the evaluation and learning partners for the P-16 Community Investment initiative, a three-year learning engagement funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation across five communities (Buffalo, New York; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; the Rio Grande Valley, Texas; and Tacoma, Washington).

This event was intended to help those who serve in philanthropy learn how these materials can strengthen their organization’s capacity to more effectively partner and co-create with communities to address disparities in education, health, and economic opportunity.

Event speakers included:

  • Kristin Hallgren, Director of Foundation and Nonprofit Partnerships, Education and Employment Division, Mathematica
  • Ramya Tallapragada, Researcher, Mathematica
  • Kimberly Braxton, Director, Equal Measure
  • James Liou, Senior Director, Equal Measure