June 15, 2022
When Alluma created the first public benefits application with an online signature in 1999, we were safety net pioneers in a much simpler time. Flip phones, physical bookstores, and paper applications were the norm.
December 21, 2021
We have spent 2021 working harder than ever to build a "social opportunity system" that prioritizes improving how women of color and low income women simply and easily get information and help. But progress continues to be too slow for far too many.
November 8, 2021
The barrier to getting a privacy-protecting, pro-active form of no-stop government is trust. How can government build enough trust so that historically underserved communities will trust government enough to share data when it’s needed?
April 29, 2021
If we truly want to make meaningful improvements to social service programs and systems, we must understand the experience of those using them. And that starts with equitably valuing their insights.
April 20, 2021
Our healthcare system is failing because for-profit companies do not have the incentive to collaborate and build a better system together. To build equitable solutions for our communities, we need to intentionally center our work on racial equity, not profits.
March 24, 2021
This recent onslaught of anti-Asian violence is firmly rooted in our country’s long history of systemic and cultural racism against people of Asian descent. And we are not doing enough to give all the families of this country the chance to live out their lives in security and happiness.
March 8, 2021
Government is essential to fostering equity and making improvements in people's lives. But it plays a key role in maintaining racial inequity. This is the paradox we must confront and overcome if we truly want to build a fair safety net system.
January 28, 2021
Join us for a Zoom Forum that will take a closer look at policies and technologies to integrate equity into the social safety net system.
January 14, 2021
In his eloquent words and in the forceful, compassionate life he lived, Martin Luther King gave our nation an inspired and inspiring vision. On MLK Day, we would all do well to learn from his powerful example of a life driven by purpose.
January 12, 2021
How the USDA & HHS can immediately allow their systems to provide critical government assistance, work efficiently and effectively, and eliminate barriers to getting help to those who need it.