Welcome to This Week In Links. This series is a place for us to share articles that our fellows and staff are reading to deepen their understanding of the context of their work. By linking to these stories, we are not necessarily endorsing the positions, but sharing interesting material for discussion and reflection. We invite you to share, comment, and discuss these stories, and also to share your top links from the past week!

3 Disturbing Facts About Volunteering in America

Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever?

The Undoing of Reconstruction

Common Core Can’t Speed Up Child Development

Are Anti-Poverty Programs Really Substitutes for Reparations?

It’s Good For You, Me, God and We

How Mentoring at Work and Doing 1:1’s Helped My Personal Relationships

Unpublished Black History

Rich Kids Stay Rich, Poor Kids Stay Poor

U of Connecticut Creates New Living-Learning Center for Black Male Students

Are Poor Neighborhoods Worse for Boys Than Girls?

A Business Model That Brings Jobs, Health, Services — and Joy — to the Hardest Hit Communities

The Costs of Inequality: When a Fair Shake Isn’t

5 Examples of How Privilege Lists Often Ignore the Intersection of Dis/Ability

In The Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?


To Be Black in Private School & The Need For Safe Spaces