Stories of U.S. Blog

Connecting communities through data-centered storytelling.

How the Racial Wealth Gap Affects Black Owned Businesses, and the Intentional Steps USI is Taking to Close It

White business owners have over 9x more average annual sales than Black owned businesses in the nation. USI uses many intentional strategies to address...

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Creating Equitable Strategies to Increase Access to Childcare for Working Families

Affordable access to childcare disproportionately affects Black families, so USI has created strategies to support: a network of early learning providers, access to technology...

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Using Goals to Decrease the Digital Divide

USI San Antonio resident, Estella, uses community support and motivation to not just achieve a specific goal for her family but also suggests her...

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The Crucial Role Community Partners Make in the Lives of USI Residents

Thanks to Community Partners and USI Family Support Specialists, this Cleveland Avenue Homes resident is well on their way to Stable and Thriving. USI...

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The Digital Divide, COVID-19, and a Holistic Approach for Adult Learners in St. Louis

USI takes a well-rounded approach to help adult learners in St. Louis’ Near North Side pursue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adult learners...

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