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A Fare Deal: Modern Public Transit for Newark, NJ

July 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

NJTransit bus outside of Penn Station in Newark. In a recent interview with Chris Matthews, gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy was asked about the stalled Hudson River tunnel project. Murphy, smiling broadly and with peppy confidence, remarked: “I believe one of the ways you get New Jersey back on its feet is by taking complete advantage of our God-given location — and there is nothing more important than our connection to New York City.”

Somehow the front-runner for New Jersey’s highest elected office — a governorship almost unrivaled in power for its ability to select a cabinet without legislative approval — […]

UBS: The super-fast next generation cell phone service only makes sense for the wealthy (T, VZ, S, TMUS)

July 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Flickr/ JD Hancock 5G is supposed to be the next big thing to hit the cell phone market, but what if it’s just too expensive?

That’s the theory analysts at UBS proposed in a recent note to investors. Richard Dineen, an analyst at UBS, says the range and strength of 5G technology just don’t make financial sense. Here’s Dineen: "We modelled how many 5G sites would be required to cover the NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), an area of ~8,300sq/mi with >20m population (6% of US total). Using FCC tower data, terrain, street and vertical elevation models, our analysis suggests […]

Southeast Asia trading and mobility bloc continues to take shape

July 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


Short on time? Here are the highlights: Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most-populated regions and also one of its largest economies

In conjunction with the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, a number of initiatives are now underway to further post collaboration and intra-regional mobility in higher education

Even with that momentum to mobility within the region, ASEAN member states remain among the world’s most promising growth markets for student recruitment Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most important emerging economies. With the formal establishment of the ASEAN Economic […]

Bank of America announces $1.3 million in employment, food security grants

July 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Bank of America Bank of America recently announced more than $1.3 millionin economic mobility grants that will be distributed to nearly 60 Delaware nonprofits. The focus of the grants is on employment and hunger.

The nonprofits receiving funding are connecting youth to first-time jobs, giving young adults alternative pathways to employment and providing second chances to individuals with barriers to help them rebuild careers and lives. This work aligns with our commitment to building a diverse Delaware workforce, that provides skilled workers to organizations and creates economic opportunity.

Additionally, funding will help individuals and families in Delaware chart a path toward […]

Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility

July 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Notes • "Created 5/26/2017" –PDF properties <accessed 7/19/2017> Summary "There is significant evidence across countries that lower-income populations tend to suffer more from restricted transport options, have lower quality transport services available to them and travel under worse conditions (safety, security, reliability, comfort). Broad evidence also suggests that the lack of, or poor access to, transport options is central to limitations on access to jobs, educational institutions, health facilities, social networks, etc., which in turn generates a “poverty trap”. The ITF Roundtable Report “Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility” examines mobility policies with a focus on evaluating their capacity […]

Community Impact Team Expands With Focus On Increasing Economic Mobility

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

United Way of Central Carolinas announced today the addition of Kellie Cartwright and Adelaide Belk to the organization’s community impact team. The pair will jointly lead implementation of United Way’s recently launched community impact strategy focused on building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic needs support across our region.

“We are very pleased to add two individuals to our team with such a deep understanding of the issues behind economic mobility,” said Laura Clark, United Way Chief Impact Officer. “With deep ties to our region, Kellie and Adelaide each bring unique experiences and […]

Inyathelo secures R11 million grant to boost education institutions’ capacity

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

In an effort to help eliminate economic inequality through improved education, The Kresge Foundation has awarded a grant of US$857 734 (about R11,1 million) to Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, for the Kresge-Inyathelo Advancement Initiative (KIAI). The Kresge Foundation is a US philanthropic private foundation that has funded Inyathelo to build South African advancement capacity since 2005.

Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo, says, “We’re thrilled to accept this grant as it could not come at a more appropriate time, with unprecedented pressures on education. We cherish our long and meaningful history with the Kresge Foundation and this […]

Career guidance and bridging the social mobility gap

July 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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<< back nicholas miller Nik Miller, an AGR associate and Director of the Bridge Group, shares a study on the link between socio-economic background and graduate outcomes, considering the role of universities and employers. He has advised on strategies to improve socio-economic diversity and is regularly commissioned to author national policy reports.

The key social policy challenge of our time

It’s no easy task for a country to maintain its position as the least equal in Europe.The UK continues to hold this accolade, and the debate about social mobility rages on. It is increasingly hard to feel proud, […]

12 workout accessories that will help you prevent your next gym injury

July 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Shutterstock With all the ads out there for wrinkle-removing eye-cream, life-altering natural mud masks, and a widespread — albeit vague — idea that we can live much longer if we take baby aspirin once a day, it can be easy to forget that we are not entirely in control of what our body does or does not do.

We wrinkle, but the subtext of that is that we age. You can slow it […]

Registration opens for 2017 California Economic Summit

July 18, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Registration for the 2017 California Economic Summit, to be held in San Diego on November 2-3, is now open. The sixth annual statewide gathering of the state’s largest public- and private-sector network will build on the progress made in workforce preparation, housing and community development, infrastructure and working landscapes.

Read the 2017 Summit Agenda and register today .

Californians from all regions will join the Summit coalition to bolster economic security, middle-wage jobs with a future, and sustainable communities. The 2017 Summit will seek to advance these ambitious themes: Create a unifying triple-bottom-line vision for increasing economic security and upward […]