Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

For Support Of The Congressional Diversity Initiative

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/9/2018
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, founded in 1970, is a think tank that produces data and analysis to solve problems that confront the African-American community. The center is the leading organization on racial diversity among congressional staff, and research and data on this subject is core to its work. A 2015 report by the group, for example, found that people of color account for over 36 percent of the U.S. population but only 7 percent of top U.S. Senate staff. The program support grant will be used to support the center’s congressional staff diversity work, and progress will be measured in part on the production of three reports on U.S. House and Senate staff diversity.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.jointcenter.org 
Address
633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies works to improve the socioeconomic status and civic engagement of African Americans. It produces and disseminates original research and catalyzes action by policymakers to address systemic economic inequality, voting access, and a range of other political and economic issues affecting Black communities.
for general operating support  
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies was founded in 1970 to lend a hand to Black leaders as they traveled the uncharted road from civil rights activism to the political establishment. Its mission is to inform and illuminate the nation’s major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States, expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas, and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation’s pluralistic society.

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