Income Segregation

Trending Segregation in America

Fund for an Open Society (parent organization to Open Communities and Planting Seeds of Hope), is not-for-profit group focused on creating and sustaining integrated communities. To understand our mission statement, one must recognize that communities in America are still very segregated (by race, income and a variety of other demographics). As a company we must help shed light…

OPEN’s Brand

Fund for an Open Society has absorbed two formerly distinct businesses, restructure them, and made them the essential programs of its own operations. This means that Fund’s work now falls under two brands with which people, organizations, businesses and local governments interface. The first is Open Communities. This is our consulting brand. When we help…

Web Updates Continue

Our website updates continue so that we can make this page one source for every integrationist’s needs including: A place to get tips and tools on how to foster integration and nurture cohesion among different racial, socioeconomic, foreign born, or other diverse groups. A place to share your story of integration or community cohesion with…

Kirp’s Much Needed Description of School Integration

David Kirp of University of California Berkeley has issued a wonderful article on the ‘one tool that has been shown to work’ – ‘school desegregation.’ Among other positives, Integrating schools is the most potent mechanism to close the achievement gap while providing a great school experience for all students, increasing their odds for successful adult lives.

Fair Share Housing Creates Integration

We’ll return to this issue in more detail in future – we just wanted highlight that we’ve been doing outreach for our partners Fair Share Housing Center . The principle of Fair Share Affordable Housing is a critical piece to creating fertile grounds for integration. Fair share housing is part of the unfinished business of…