Announcing the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Urban Institute is in the earliest phases of supporting the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty. Chaired by David Ellwood and consisting of 24 leading voices on these issues, the partnership is a new collaborative aimed at discovering permanent ladders of mobility for the poor.
The partnership will identify breakthrough solutions that can be put into action by philanthropy, practitioners, and the public and private sectors. The initiative will also be a resource for the field: all its work will be public, sharing insights and ideas with those poised for action. Partnership members will consult widely, seeking out diverse voices and expertise as they examine the causes of persistent poverty and stagnant mobility. Members will learn from communities and families living in poverty, from the nation’s leading service providers and advocates for the poor, from a wide network of experts, and from the latest research findings. The partnership's approach will be geographically agnostic and politically nonpartisan; its findings will be transparent and available to all.
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David T. Ellwood, Chair
Arthur C. Brooks
William J. Bynum
The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr.
Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Cheryl L. Hyman
Anthony B. Iton
Monica C. Lozano
N. Gregory Mankiw
john a. powell
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