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Amy, Brown, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Amy, Brown, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Janna Bilski

, Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government

, Department Coordinator, Hedge Fund Investments

Fighting the stigma of free lunch: Why universal free school lunch is good for students, schools, and families

Universal free school lunch is a simple but radical idea. It removes stigma, improves children’s health and education, and helps low-income families make ends meet. Because it is one system, it also simplifies administrative processes, allowing schools, principals, and teachers to focus on teaching.

Amy, Brown, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Sanjiv, Rao, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Wilneida Negron. New York. 2017. Photo credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Noorain Khan, New York 2016. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government

, Senior Program Officer, Youth Opportunity and Learning

, Technology Fellow, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice

, Program Officer, Office of the President

What’s your American Dream Score?

Your American Dream Score aims to help us examine the many experiences, systems, and institutions that have helped—or hindered—our path to where we are today, and to jump-start honest discussions about the role of inequality and opportunity in our lives.

Amy, Brown, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government

One bank, two customers, two very different stories

Program officer Amy Brown offers her reflections on a form of financial injustice faced by so many Americans.

Amy, Brown, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government

Student debt and social justice: Five things you should know

Program officer Amy Brown shares five things you should know about student debt and social justice.

Amy, Brown, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government

From refund to savings

A recent experiment led by Refund to Savings (R2S) showed that savings prompts on tax prep software helped increase the number of people who saved money and the amount they saved.