By Bill Munn
What are the outcomes for children raised in our community? Will they earn more income than their parents? Is the American Dream of upward mobility possible for our children in Marion/Grant County? What are the factors affecting this dream? In what ways is our community fostering or hindering this goal.
The Opportunity Atlas is a product of Opportunity Insights a collaboration between Harvard University and the US Census Bureau whose mission is to “…develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes.”
The information provided by the Atlas is designed to gather data down to the street level, conduct research, study policy, and aid local communities in identifying needs and constructing scalable programs seeking to revive the American Deam.
The URL is provided below. It is user-friendly take a look at where you live, you may be surprised.