Episode: 002: Investing in Opportunity: Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda


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002: Investing in Opportunity: Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda

Our topic this week is Investing in Opportunity and our guest is Alan Jenkins the Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda, a communications, research, and policy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America. The Opportunity Agenda launched in 2006 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Focused on moving hearts, minds, and policy over time, the organization works with social justice groups, leaders, and movements to advance solutions that expand opportunity for everyone. Through active partnerships, The Opportunity Agenda synthesizes and translates research on barriers to opportunity and corresponding solutions; uses communications and media to understand and influence public opinion; and identifies and advocates for policies that improve people’s lives. To achieve their mission, they focus on racial equity, immigration, economic opportunity, reproductive health and rights, and African-American men and boys.

Topic:  Investing in Opportunity

Guest: Alan Jenkins is Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda. a communications, research, and policy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America.

Full Bio - http://opportunityagenda.org/alan_jenkins_extended_biography

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/alan-jenkins/5/634/570

Organization:  The Opportunity Agenda. Is a communications, research, and policy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America.

Website - http://opportunityagenda.org

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/opportunityagenda

Twitter - https://twitter.com/oppagenda

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-opportunity-agenda

Take Away Quotes:

“The ideal of opportunity is the notion that everyone deserves a fair chance to achieve his or her full potential.”

“Where the door of opportunity was cracked open a bit, Americans of all backgrounds have always rushed to get in the door.”

“Ultimately it’s up to all of us to make sure that we move from concern, to action, to solutions and that those solutions are lasting.”

Additional Resources:

American Opportunity Communication Toolkit: http://opportunityagenda.org/american-opportunity-communications-toolkit

Compact for Home Opportunity: https://opportunityagenda.org/compact_home_opp

Opportunity for Black Men and Boys:  http://opportunityagenda.org/black_male

 

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