What is Opportunity?
Where you live affects your access to resources like thriving schools, safe streets, and healthy food. Areas with an abundance of these and other resources are “high opportunity areas.” Areas that need more of these resources are “low opportunity areas.” Access to opportunity in Connecticut varies significantly depending on race and ethnicity. The Alliance is dedicated to bringing resources to lower opportunity areas and linking to higher opportunity areas people who historically have not had access to them. More about the Opportunity Philosophy.
Inequality of Opportunity.
Some racial and ethnic groups are much more likely to live in low opportunity areas: In Connecticut, 73% of Blacks and Latinos as compared to 26% of Whites and 36% of Asians.