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Community Reinvestment Act’s Shortcomings and the Judicial Plays

After affirmative action was ended in June 2023, will the Community Reinvestment Act be next? By: Celina Pena The Supreme Court’s decision on June...

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Uniting Change with Healthy Partnerships Through Community Engagement & Outreach

USI’s Columbus and Sacramento have used the power of networking to secure reliable partnerships to provide much-needed events throughout the community that residents can...

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Breaking Down Barriers with Families One Decision at a Time

People FirstUSI provides access to resources and support to help families push past barriers in their way. This Tidewater Gardens resident had to face...

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Let Us Not Forget Puerto Rico

Families across Puerto Rico are suffering major water, fuel, and food shortages due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Fiona. USI has made a...

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Solutions to Community Violence We Must Do Different

Solutions focused on reducing violence in communities are frequently influenced by implicit bias and focused on compliance and containment. With 2020 being the deadliest...

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Mentoring Young Men: How the USI Miami Team is Creating Pathways for Violence Prevention

In partnership with The Miami Foundation and Circle of Brotherhood, the USI Miami team works to build a healthy foundation for youth of color...

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A Path Towards Housing and Social Equity: The Need for Policy Transformation

There’s a need for policy transformation to be able to create thriving neighborhoods, which result from not only providing families with access to affordable...

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Race, Wealth, and Homeownership; The Time to Act is Long Overdue

Through two Black women’s stories of racial discrimination in Housing, USI makes a call of accountability to organizations to dismantle the historical racism that...

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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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