Dear Atlas users,
The Bay Area Equity Atlas was developed to equip local leaders with data to advance racial and economic equity, which is especially important as the region and the nation continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic. As a recent report by the Othering and Belonging Institute finds, the Bay Area remains highly segregated despite some improvement since 2000. In the context of entrenched racial inequities and the emerging challenges of the economic recovery, the Bay Area Equity Atlas team is looking for a senior associate to lead our work supporting efforts to foster an equitable Bay Area for all.
Join the Bay Area Equity Atlas Team
The Bay Area Equity Atlas team is actively recruiting for a senior associate to lead the strategic planning and day-to-day management of the Bay Area Equity Atlas as well as the development of high-impact quantitative and mixed-methods analyses and data tools. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about racial equity, skilled in data analysis, and have experience working in and with communities of color. This position will be based in the Bay Area, working closely with local grassroots organizations and equity campaigns.
The National Equity Atlas team is also expanding. We’re looking for a director to lead the team, a senior associate to conduct research and analysis, and a senior communications associate to lead all of our media and dissemination activities. Learn more about these positions here and please share with your networks.
The California Immigrant Data Portal: A Powerful Tool to Advance Immigrant Integration
For a great resource and progress tracker for immigrants and those serving immigrant communities in California, check out the California Immigrant Data Portal (CIDP) developed by our partners at the USC Equity Research Institute (ERI). CIDP provides data and case studies to better understand and promote the well-being of immigrants, their families, and their communities, including indicators and insights not available in the Atlas, like Recency of Arrival, Linguistic Isolation by race, and immigration status, including Mixed-status Families. Current and historical disaggregated data is available for counties, sub-county areas, cities, and the state. Learn more about the California Immigrant Data Portal here.
Updated Data for Native American Populations Now Available on the Bay Area Equity Atlas
The Bay Area Equity Atlas recently released updated data and trends for California’s Tribal Nations reflecting the latest available data. Native Americans are a relatively small share of the Bay Area population (less than ½ percent) and the population varies in size across counties and cities within the region. Because data on the Atlas is limited for smaller populations, we’ve included an analysis of key trends for Native Americans so you can easily find this data. You can also review an updated table detailing data availability for Native American communities.
The Atlas Team Presents at the Northern California Grantmakers 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Institute
On October 13, the Atlas team presented the Bay Area Equity Atlas and National Equity Atlas tools at the 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Institute, a conference to help companies use their voice, leadership, philanthropy, and power to address racial inequalities and other long-term societal challenges. Atlas team members Jamila Henderson and Abbie Langston shared how companies and funders can leverage the Atlas tools to drive investments in communities across the Bay Area and nationally.
In the News
San Francisco Public Press covered our recent analysis of the diversity of Bay Area elected officials and lifted up our data illustrating that district-based elections can improve representation for communities of color. The article features an interview with Atlas team member Michelle Huang that aired on KSFP.
Bay Area Equity Atlas team