Restoring the American Dream
What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?
(This is a project that present fresh ideas for economical mobility. The Rev. Luis Cortes, a highly respected Latino Christian leader was part of the group that put together this paper.)
In 2016, the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty (the Partnership) convened with the task of answering one big, bold, and exciting question: What would it take to dramatically increase mobility from poverty? Over two years, 24 members of the Partnership listened to and learned from 300 residents from more than 30 urban, suburban, rural, and tribal communities, as well as from 400 content experts. Together, the Partners, along with the Reverend Luis Cortés, developed a new, more holistic definition of mobility; five interconnected strategies for investment; and 13 actionable ideas to support these strategies.