New Report Highlights Struggles of Working Greater Washington

The Community Foundation’s Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative is proud to announce the release of a landmark new report that examines the rising challenges of income inequality through the Greater Washington Region.

Developed by an innovative partnership of local nonprofit advocacy organizations, including Collaborative grantees DC Fiscal Policy Institute and the Commonwealth Institute for Northern Virginia, Bursting the Bubble: The Challenges of Working and Living in the National Capital Region examines the lingering impact of the economic downturn in our region as well as the underlying factors that are contributing to our region’s uneven recovery and widening income inequality.

The Community Foundation focuses its investments in three strategic areas—safety net services, education, and workforce development—all with the goal of supporting individuals to achieve family economic security. This report, funded by the Workforce Collaborative and the Moriah Fund, and co-produced by the Maryland Center on Economic Policy, is the first to take a regional look at how issues ranging from housing affordability, unemployment, and education are collectively pushing more in our region into poverty.

Read more in the report, also featured today in the Washington Post.

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