Angela Glover Blackwell: “Race, Place, and Poverty Intersect in New Orleans”

31 Aug 2010 |

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, wrote an article “Race, Place, and Poverty Intersect in New Orleans” for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  She writes that as a society we must craft solutions to policy questions “based on a clear understanding of the connections among race, place, and poverty” and highlights  Promise and Choice Neighborhoods as vehicles for that agenda.

On Promise Neighborhoods, Blackwell points out that:

“The Promise Neighborhoods and Choice Neighborhoods initiatives leverage and combine the resources of programs that have historically operated in distinct spheres – neighborhoods and education in the case of Promise, and housing, transportation, economic development, and education in Choice – to break the cycle of generational poverty.”

For the entire article, click here.