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A large share of low-income clients are parents — especially moms — with school-age kids having incredible difficulty finding jobs that allow working from home. Unclear return-to-school plans and timing add to job search barriers. (Family Advancement Ministries)

October 2, 2020 / Health, Hispanic, Mental Health

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The Hispanic community has particular physical health, mental health, and economic risks due to low access to healthcare, increased exposure, and stigma. Affordable and quality programs designed with this community are needed. [PDF] (American Psychiatric Association)

October 2, 2020 / Mental Health

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“Patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and who had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder had a 1.5-fold increased risk for a COVID-related death” [study] (Mental Health America of Georgia)

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A lack of publicly accessible and detailed cradle-to-career pipeline data from state agencies (e.g., CAPS, CTAE eligibility and enrollment by race, geography, industry and otherwise) makes decision-making, planning, and evaluation around equity nearly impossible. (Metro Atlanta Chamber)

October 1, 2020 / Hispanic, Immigration, Operations

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Agencies working with immigrants and/or addressing immigration-related issues (DACA, TPS, increased detentions, etc) are currently conducting scenario planning connected November election results. (LCF)

September 30, 2020 / Education, Postsecondary

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Designing and offering structure/processes for students to address academic, engagement, and/or campus life issues is generating nuanced and successful solutions. (Emory University, The Hatchery)

September 4, 2020 / Eviction, Operations, Victims

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Domestic violence shelters are dealing with significantly higher demand by housing clients in hotels. However, as hotels are exempt from the national eviction moratorium, clients continue to experience evictions. (DV shelter outside Metro Atlanta)

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August 27, 2020 / Economics, Equity, Workforce

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62% of Black-owned businesses are not prepared to go more than 3-4 weeks without revenue. 96% of Black-owned businesses are sole proprietorships with either 1099 contractors or no other staff, limiting the available support they qualify for. [webinar] (Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative)

August 25, 2020 / Basic Needs, Food

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Spending monthly what they used to spend annually on purchasing food (12x increase in demand). Using 1/3 typical number of volunteers. (Intown Collaborative Ministries)

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August 22, 2020 / Hispanic, Housing

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Undocumented and mixed status households don’t qualify for federal aid including City of Atlanta/United Way eviction relief program (Latino Community Fund Georgia)

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August 22, 2020 / Basic Needs, Economics, Equity, Workforce

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“The rapid adoption of remote work and automation could accelerate inequalities in place for decades. Economists say the resulting ‘K’ shaped recovery will be good for professionals—and bad for everyone else.” [article] (Wall Street Journal)

August 21, 2020 / Education, Health, Mental Health, Workforce

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Access to computers and internet supports (1) virtual learning, (2) job seeking and workforce development, and (3) access to telemedicine and mental health services (Mental Health America of Georgia)

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August 13, 2020 / Early Childhood

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Before March 13th, 48% of young children were in formal child care programs and 12% were at home with a parent or guardian. Now only 11% are in formal programs and 62% are at home. (GEEARS)

June 10, 2020 / Education

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Metro Atlanta expects to lose approximately 1½ years of education gains due to pandemic-related learning slide [report] (Learn4Life and redefinED Atlanta)

June 9, 2020 / Economics, Hispanic, Workforce

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41% of Black-owned business closed between February and April. 32% of Latinx- and 36% of immigrant-owned businesses also shuttered. (Axios)

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