PolicyLink

PolicyLink
Organization Name:
PolicyLink
Primary Address 1:
55 West 39th Street
Primary Address 2:
11th floor
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10018
Other Locations 1:
1438 Webster Street Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
Other Locations 2:
1200 18th Street NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Long Organization Description:

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 629-9570
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Angela Blackwell
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
PolicyLink’s comprehensive National Equity Atlas, launched in 2014, provides data on demographic change, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the 100 largest cities, 150 largest regions, all 50 states, and the United States.
Number of staff/employees:
95
Annual Budget:
$12.9 million
Year Started:
1999
Major Funders:
Individual donors, government grants, corporate partnerships, revenue from program services
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Research Institution
About the Organization:
PolicyLink is a national research and action organization that aims to foster economic and social equality and connect communities to create sustainable solutions and determine best practices. With offices in New York City and Oakland, Calif., PolicyLink helps residents in low-income communities and communities of color create stronger, healthier, more vibrant places to live, learn and work by helping to increase access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, reliable transportation, healthy food, and safe places to play. Their primary areas of focus include equitable economy, infrastructure equity, and health equity and place. They also partner with other organizations to found programs such as the Institute for Black Male Achievement and the Alliance for Boys.
Latest Project:
PolicyLink recently joined up with the consulting firm FSG to launch the Ambassadors for Health Equity Fellowship, which will bring together a cohort of leaders from various sectors outside of the health field to engage with and advance systemic solutions for health equity. This fellowship, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is one of three initiatives within the Foundation’s Open Box initiative.
Areas Served:
New York State, National
Core Programs:
1. Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink
2. PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place
3. PolicyLink Center for Infrastructure Equity
4. Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
5. Access to Financial Security for All
Major Issues:
Advocacy-Policy, Health Disparities (Racial, Economic, Socioeconomic), Health Inequity
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#policyLink, #philantropy, #equity, #Change4Impact, #CurbCuts, #EquitableGrowth
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#CurbCutEffect, #equitydata, #Race, #Inequality, #Resegregation
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