We are always on the lookout for perspectives on the American Dream, examples of people and organizations furthering social and economic mobility. Below are a few publications that we found particularly engaging and thought-provoking in November 2021.
TIME's article delves into the nation's largest guaranteed income experiment in Compton, California. This pilot program is testing whether giving low-income families a financial cushion can have a demonstrable impact on their physical and psychological health, job prospects, and communities.
"TheDream.US and Social Finance Create First-of-its-Kind Loan Fund to Help Dreamers Attend Graduate School"
This month, Social Finance and TheDream.US announced a $100 million graduate school loan pilot program for those who cannot pursue professional degrees due to their immigration status and lack of access to public loan programs. TheDream.US is the nation's largest college and career success program for immigrant youth. Social Finance is led by our Advisory Council member Tracy Palandjian.
SURVEY ANALYSIS: Americans Agree CEOs Have a Role to Play in Addressing Income Inequality, Believe Workers Are Being Left Behind"
JUST Capital's recently released 2021 Americans' Views on Business Survey saw an increasing belief among participants that business is heading in the wrong direction. The survey suggests that 58% of people believe the current form of capitalism is not working for the average American.