“Black Minds Matter” and How Data Helps Close the Achievement Gap

Ryan Smith is the Executive Director of The Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based policy research and advocacy organization that exposes the opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth — and identifies and advocates for strategies that will close those gaps forever. Tipping Point’s Ed Center, Senior Program Officer for Education, &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/black-minds-matter-and-how-data-helps-close-the-achievement-gap">Continued</a>

Tipping Point quarterbacks study to increase filing for low-income tax credits

Every year $2 billion in earned income tax credits go unclaimed by low-income California families. For Americans who earn so little that they effectively owe zero income tax, this time of year offers an opportunity for a financial boost through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But, given the complexity of the process to file &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/tipping-point-quarterbacks-study-to-increase-filing-for-low-income-tax-credits">Continued</a>

We can turn the tide of youth homelessness in California — because we have to

Since 2015, the number of homeless youth living in California has risen 32% to a staggering 15,000 young people. These youth are five times more likely to experience homelessness as adults, and are concentrated in vulnerable communities: 1 in 10 Cal State students experienced homelessness in the last year alone. Latino/a youth are 33% more &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/we-can-turn-the-tide-of-youth-homelessness-in-california-because-we-have-to">Continued</a>

Pass the Dream Act Now

“The helping hand and kindness I received from Mission Asset Fund will empower me to keep my education going and support my family for another two years” — Cinthia, DACA scholarship recipient *We first published this piece December 20, 2017, before Congress passed a short-term spending resolution, which expires this Friday. Now, one year after the termination &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/pass-the-dream-act-now">Continued</a>

Tipping Point Community Releases Additional $3 Million to North Bay Groups for Fire Relief

New Investment Brings Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund Grant Awards to More Than $5 Million to Date SAN FRANCISCO (November 27, 2017) — Tipping Point Community has released more than $5 million to community-based partners supporting low-income communities hit hardest by the fires in the North Bay. The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, launched four days after &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/tipping-point-community-releases-additional-3-million-to-north-bay-groups-for-fire-relief">Continued</a>

Tipping Point Raises More than $13 Million, Announces New Efforts to Tackle Homelessness at Annual…

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Last night, more than 1,200 Bay Area residents attended Tipping Point Community’s 10th annual fundraising event, held this year at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. More than 60% of Tipping Point’s annual grantmaking funds are raised through this one evening alone, and the community did not disappoint, contributing more than &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/tipping-point-raises-more-than-13-million-announces-new-efforts-to-tackle-homelessness-at-annual">Continued</a>