Everett Program Products

STILL WALKING THE LIFELONG TIGHTROPE: Technology, Insecurity and the Future of Work

The purpose of this report is to provide an analysis of the prevalence and causes of economic insecurity and inequality in our information economy. We focus on Silicon Valley, the epicenter of economic restructuring, but we think the lessons learned here have implications far beyond the region. We also outline a range of solutions to insecurity and inequality that can be implemented at a local or state level, with en eye to widespread replication by communities across the country.

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Market Value: How Fair Assessment of California’s Commercial Property Values Would Likely Affect Land Use, Urban Development and the Economy

Reforming our property tax system to assess commercial properties at their market value would provide a more equitable tax structure for businesses, while raising additional revenue for essential state services. But what would be the overall economic impact of such a reform? To what extent would increasing property taxes for large land owners hurt the California economy, resulting in lost jobs and economic output? To what extent would it improve economic performance and promote more efficient land use and urban development?

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Food Justice Quiz App

The 2015 Youth Empowerment Institute decided to take a break from teaching college access and switch gears to teaching girls to educate their peers about the plethora of issues regarding food justice. In partnership with the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the girls created an app that deals with: Healthy Eating Nutrition Myths Labor Rights Teen Health And More!  

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Filming Faces and Mapping Change – Coal Mining in South Africa

For my main project I completed a digital storytelling project on low-income black communities, in the rural areas of South Africa. The low-income communities of Johannesburg called townships, in South Africa, are increasingly being affected with pollution from mining corporations, with a particular emphasis on coal mining. Health deterioration is becoming more prevalent in these communities, due to: soil, air and water pollution.

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