Our Work

Our Work

Explore Our Issue Areas:

America needs an excellent educational system to ensure future generations can compete.

We need to reform our health system to control costs, improve care, and better promote prevention.

We need to ensure that our youth are prepared for the workforce, and that the nation's unemployed and underemployed can achieve career success.

Hope Street Group represents a different way of thinking and acting on social policies and initiatives in the United States. A generative network, we are committed to working together to transform promising ideas into powerful action. 

Nonpartisan and relentlessly focused on evidence and results, Hope Street Group helps design innovative and effective solutions to our nation's most pressing challenges in education, health, and jobs. We believe it is through improvement of these key drivers of well-being that we can make the greatest strides in expanding economic opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

Hope Street Group promotes collaborative problem-solving and brings together thinkers from every corner of the country.

Here's how we work:

Identify: We uncover the true levers for enhancing economic opportunity.

Ideate: We bring unique perspectives and expert voices to the table to come up with new ways of addressing persistent problems.

Activate: We utilize network and influence to maximize the transition from ideas into action.

Test: We make sure that great ideas work just as great in practice, tweaking approaches as necessary.

Scale: We work to ensure that smaller-scale projects can help influence larger, more transformative change.

Geography is NOT Destiny: Charter Schools and Choice

Posted by Brandy Price on 10.20.14

Elana’s mom drives past four different schools to get to ours. “It’s a lot of driving,” she says, “but Elana has a home here.” It has not been an easy journey.

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The Key to Helping Youth Find Jobs in a “401(k) World”? Offer Support, Not Blame

Posted by Sruti Balakrishnan on 07.30.14

Most Americans will agree that the youth unemployment rate—currently over 16% for 16-to-24-year-olds, not including underemployment—is unacceptably high. Yet, it’s much harder to find consensus on the reasons why more young people aren’t finding meaningful, sustainable work.

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Economic Opportunity Index

What impacts your lifetime earning potential in America today? How do you compare to your peers? And how does your state stack up? Find out with our Economic Opportunity Index.

Economic Opportunity Index