A Path to Prosperity: Four strategies to reduce Oregon’s poverty rate to 10% by 2020

At the 2013 Oregon Leadership Summit, the Oregon Business Plan issued a report with the help of the Prosperity Initiative Team outlining the opportunities to reduce poverty in Oregon.

Download the report here.

Oregon Education Investment Board

From OEIB's website:

OEIB's vision is to advise and support the building, implementation and investment in a unified public education system in Oregon that meets the diverse learning needs of our youngest Oregonians through post-secondary student, and provides boundless opportunities that support success.

By doing so, we ensure 100% high school graduation by 2025 and that Oregon students are college and career ready.  Specifically, we believe that by 2025 we can reach the state's 40-40-20 goals: 40% completing 2-year degree; 40% completing 4-year degree; 20% career ready

Learn more here.

America’s Tomorrow: Why Equity is the Superior Growth Model

From PolicyLink:

The face of America is changing, and the fate of America hinges on how we react to – and invest in – those changes. Written with our partner, the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, America's Tomorrow makes the case that racial and economic inclusion is critical to succeeding in the global economy.

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Why Place Matters: Building the Movement for Healthy Communities

From PolicyLink:

This report states that where you live determines how well you live, and that available resources are not always equally distributed. Communities of color and low-income communities face harmful community environments, such as poverty, toxins, or economic disinvestment, that compromise individual and community health. The framework described in this report provides a way to understand the relationship between community conditions and health, analyzes the connections among all the environmental factors that contribute to a healthy community, and identifies environmental effects on community health.

Download it here.