CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez:

New Equity Analysis: Not everyone benefits from Austin’s economic growth and success

June 1 2016 | CAN Editor

The Austin metro area has emerged from the recession as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with community-wide improvements on many socioeconomic fronts. However, disparities by race, ethnicity, income and geography continue, and despite a strong economy, the region faces many persistent challenges that must be addressed to build a community of […]

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Highlights from the 2016 CAN Dashboard Report

May 27 2016 | CAN Editor

The rollout of the 2016 CAN Dashboard continues, and before we release the full report on Thursday, June 2nd at City Hall, I’d like to take a moment to go over a few community-wide improvements and key challenges highlighted in this years’ report and its companion website The CAN Dashboard tracks 17 indicators to […]

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Equity and Opportunity: Our Biggest Challenges

May 17 2016 | CAN Editor

It’s coming! On Thursday, June 2nd, the Community Advancement Network (CAN) will release the seventh annual CAN Dashboard to provide an overview of the social, health, educational and economic well-being of Travis County and the greater Austin area. As CAN’s new Executive Director, I’ve really enjoyed working with both the CAN team and the Dashboard […]

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