Leading On Opportunity
Leading on Opportunity has developed the Opportunity Compass, a tool for tracking Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s collective progress on economic mobility. The publicly available Opportunity Compass measures community indicators in the areas of: College and Career Readiness, Child and Family Stability, Early Care and Education as well as Segregation.
The Opportunity Compass uses primarily publicly available data, such as the American Community Survey, from 2015-2019 to establish a baseline, and it helps local leaders determine the most effective interventions to improve lives in the Charlotte area.
While Charlotte’s focus on improving economic mobility has been heralded nationwide, measuring the combined impact has been elusive until now. The new tool will assist in guiding the strategy and measuring the progress of a variety of local efforts. It allows organizations to track and measure research-backed interventions to advance the overall goal of improving local economic mobility.
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|Leading on Opportunity
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|Racial Equity Lens