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2008 to 2019 Reports (PERE and CSII)

From 2008 through 2019, the USC Equity Research Institute published reports under our former names: the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and the USC Center for Immigrant Integration (CSII). Below is a listing of our publications in reverse chronological order.

February 2020 Getting Real about Reform II: Estimating Revenue Gains from Changes to California’s System of Assessing Commercial Real Estate
January 2020 State of Immigrants in Los Angeles - 2020 
December 2019 The California Endowment Youth Power Infrastructure:
An Overview of Youth Serving Organizations and Intermediaries It Suppor
November 2019 Los Angeles Business Council Institute Report: Identifying Investment-Ready Neighborhoods for Equitable and Inclusive Procurement Los Angeles as a Host City

October 2019

October 2019

California Health and Justice for All Power-Building Landscape: Defining the Ecosystem

Vote, Organize, Transform, Engage (VOTE): New Frontiers in Integrated Voter Engagement

June 2019 2019 TCE Survey Results
April 2019 A Roadmap to an Equitable Low-Carbon Future: Four Pillars for a Just Transition
April 2019 Equity Profile for Pinellas County
April 2019 Promising Returns: How Embracing Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status can Contribute to Family Stability, Economic Growth, and Fiscal Health
March 2019 An Equity Profile of Orange County
February 2019 Equitable Growth Profile of the City of Long Beach
February 2019 Power-Building Ecosystem Framework
January 2019 1000 Leaders (and More) Rising: Developing a New Generation for Progressive Governance
January 2019 Paths to Citizenship
December 2018 How the Federally Proposed Rule Change for Public Charge Determination Could Negatively Impact Los Angeles County
October 2018 California Health and Justice for All Power-Building Landscape: A Preliminary Assessment
October 2018 From Resistance to Renewal: A 12-Step Program for Innovation and Inclusion in the California Economy
October 2018 Rent Matters: What are the Impacts of Rent Stabilization Measures?
September 2018 State of Black Immigrants in California
June 2018 Freeing Our Futures: How Data Can Inform New Economic Strategies for Boys and Men of Color
June 2018 An Equity Profile of Albuquerque
June 2018 PolicyLink and PERE's Equitable Growth Profile of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Region
May 2018 Immigrant Lives, American Futures: Linking Asset Building and Immigrant Integration
April 2018 A Beloved Community: Promoting the Healing, Wellbeing, and Leadership Capacities of Boys and Young Men of Color
April 2018
April 2018 Solving the Housing Crisis is Key to Inclusive Prosperity in the Bay Area
March 2018 Power and Possibilities: A Changing States Approach to Arizona, Georgia, and Minnesota
March 2018 [The California Endowment (TCE) - Organizing Evaluations] A Pivot to Power: Lessons from the California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities about Place, Health, and Philanthropy
March 2018 [The California Endowment (TCE) - Organizing Evaluations] Sustaining People Power
February 2018 Southern California Equity Atlas
January 2018 Measures Matter: Ensuring Equitable Implementation of Los Angeles County Measures M & A
January 2018 Research Update: State and County-Level Estimates of Revenue Gains from Changes to California's System of Assessing Commercial Real Estate
November 2017 Boosting Employment Equity to Achieve Shared Prosperity in Five Southern States
September 2017 Bridging the Racial Generation Gap is Key to America's Economic Future
August 2017
July 2017
May 2017
March 2017 An Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region
March 2017 Keeping Families Together: research brief and interactive data map
February 2017 Diversity and Inclusion for the 21st Century Economy: An Imperative for Chambers of Commerce
January 2017 Resilience in an Age of Inequality: Immigrant Contributions to California
November 2016
November 2016 Roots | Raíces: Latino Engagement, Place Identities, and Shared Futures in South Los Angeles
September 2016
September 2016 A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California's Cap-and-Trade Program
September 2016 Advancing Equity in California Climate Policy: A New Social Contract for Low-Carbon Transition
September 2016 Rock the (Naturalized) Vote II: The Size and Location of the Recently Naturalize Voting Age Citizen Population
July 2016
July 2016 Data to Inform Strategy: Getting to Know California's Eligible-to-Naturalize Adult Populations
May 2016 Changing States: A Framework for Progressive Governance
May 2016 Breaking the Barriers: The Promise of Citizenship for Los Angeles County
May 2016 CSII Brief - Promoting Citizenship: Assessing the Impacts of the Partial Fee Waiver
April 2016 Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration
March 2016
March 2016
February 2016 Expanding Opportunity: How California Gains if the President's Executive Actions on Immigration are Implemented
February 2016
December 2015 Opening Minds, Opening Doors, Opening Communities: Cities Leading for Immigrant Integration
December 2015 Toward a Healthy California: Why Improving Access to Medical Insurance for Unauthorized Immigrants Matters for the Golden State
November 2015 DAPA Matters
September 2015 Planning, Power, and Possibilities: How UNIDAD is Shaping Equitable Development in South Central L.A.
August 2015 Fact Sheets: Full Employment for All - The Social and Economic Benefits of Race and Gender Equity in Employment
July 2015 Linking Innovation With Inclusion: Demography, Equity and the Future of San Diego
June 2015 Linking in the Lab: Innovating Cross-Movement Leadership and Learning
June 2015 Equitable Growth Profile of Fairfax County, VA
May 2015 #WomenCanBuild: Including Women in the Resurgence of Good U.S. Manufacturing Jobs
May 2015 Getting Real about Reform: Estimating Revenue Gains from Changes to California’s System of Assessing Commercial Real Estate
April 2015 Talkin' 'Bout Our Generations: Data, Deliberation and Destiny in a Changing America
April 2015 Equitable Growth Profile of the San Francisco Bay Area Region
March 2015 Equitable Growth Profile of the Research Triangle Region
March 2015 The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Health of Everyone: The Relationship Between Social Inequality and Environmental Quality
March 2015 The Kids Aren't Alright - But They Could Be: The Impact of DAPA on Children
February 2015 Equitable Growth Profile of the Cape Fear Region
February 2015 "Unauthorized and Uninsured" Building Healthy Communities in California
February 2015
January 2015 Profiling the Eligible to Naturalize
December 2014 Transforming Lives, Transforming Movement Building: Lessons from the National Domestic Workers Alliance Strategy - Organizing - Leadership (SOL) Initiative
December 2014 Equitable Growth Profile: Piedmont Triad Region
December 2014 Equitable Growth Profile: Omaha-Council Bluffs Region
October 2014 The Equity Solution: Racial Inclusion is Key to Growing a Strong New Economy
October 2014 Regional Equity Profile for the Houston-Galveston Region
September 2014 Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities
September 2014 Looking Forward 2014: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State
July 2014
July 2014 Citizenship Matters: How Children of Immigrants Will Sway the Future of Politics
June 2014 PolicyLink and PERE's Regional Equity Profile for the Southeast Florida Region
May 2014 Why Excluding Undocumented Californians from the Affordable Care Act Hurts All of Us
April 2014 Sharing Solar's Promise: Harnessing LA's FiT to Create Jobs and Build Social Equity
March 2014 Minnesota's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
February 2014 There's Something Happening Here... A Look at The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities Initiative
December 2013 The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Ground-Truth: Methods to Advance Environmental Justice and Researcher-Community Partnerships
December 2013 A Foot in Both Worlds: Institutionalizing Progressive Community-Engaged Research Centers within Universities
November 2013 An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County
November 2013 Identity Formation Among Central American Americans
October 2013
September 2013 Warehouse Work: Path to the Middle Class or Road to Economic Insecurity
August 2013 Screening for Justice: Proactive Spatial Approaches to Environmental Disparities
August 2013 BHC Youth Program Inventory Survey 2013
August 2013 How DACA is Impacting the Lives of Those Who Are Now DACAmented
May 2013 What's at Stake for the State: Undocumented Californians, Immigration Reform, and Our Future Together
March 2013 Moments, Movements, and Momentum: Engaging Voters, Scaling Power, and Making Change
February 2013 Nurturing Naturalization: Could Lowering the Fee Help?
January 2013 Powerful Learning: The Impact of CHIRLA's Wise Up! on Members' Educational and Civic Pathways
January 2013 Cultivating the Dream: Evaluating the Impact of Dream Summer on a New Generation of Leaders
December 2012 Equity Issue Brief - Advancing Environmental Justice Through Sustainable Planning
December 2012 Equity Issue Brief - Immigrant Integration: Integrating New Americans and Building Sustainable Communities
December 2012 Citizen Gain: The Economic Benefits of Naturalization for Immigrants and the Economy
October 2012 Facing the Climate Gap: How Environmental Justice Communities are Leading the Way to a More Sustainable and Equitable California
December 2012 Rock the (Naturalized) Vote: The Size and Location of the Recently Naturalize Voting Age Citizen Population
September 2012 Cooling the Planet, Clearing the Air: Should climate policies give extra credit for maximizing short-term health benefits?
September 2012 Near-roadway pollution and childhood asthma: Implications for developing 'win-win' compact urban development and clean vehicle strategies
September 2012 California Immigrant Integration Scorecard
June 2012 Looking Forward: Immigrant Contributions to the Golden State 2012
June 2012 Aspiring Americans: Undocumented Youth Leaders in California
April 2012 Putting Faith First: Traditions and Innovations in Organizing within Religious Communities
April 2012 L.A. Rising: The 1992 Civil Unrest, the Arc of Social Justice Organizing, and the Lessons for Today's Movement Building
April 2012 Koreatown: A Contested Community at a Crossroads
March 2012 Toward 2050 in California: A Roundtable Report on Multiracial Collaboration in Los Angeles
March 2012 California's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
February 2012 Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions
January 2012 A Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs
December 2011 Beyond the Count: Leveraging the 2010 Census to Build New Capacities for Civic Engagement and Social Change
November 2011 Empowering LA's Solar Workforce: New Policies that Deliver Investments and Jobs
November 2011 America's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model
October 2011 Transactions - Transformations - Translations: Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements
September 2011 All Together Now? African Americans, Immigrants, and the Future of California
June 2011 Learning from Legalization: The Experience of IRCA-Era Mexicans in Los Angeles County
June 2011 Measures of Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles County
May 2011 Playing It Safe: Assessing Cumulative Impact and Social Vulnerability through an Environmental Justice Screening Method in the South Coast Air Basin, California
April 2011 Making a Market: Multifamily Rooftop Solar and Social Equity in Los Angeles
March 2011 Immigrant Labor and the American Recovery
January 2011
December 2010 Hidden Hazards: A Call to Action for Healthy, Livable Communities
December 2010 Connecting at the Crossroads: Alliance Building and Social Change in Tough Times
December 2010
November 2010 The Color of Change: Inter-ethnic Youth Leadership for the 21st Century
September 2010 Celebrating the Legacy, Embracing the Future: A Neighborhood Study for Second Baptist Church
June 2010 Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future
June 2010 A State Resilient: Immigrant Integration and California's Future
April 2010 Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress after ARRA: Potential Roles for Place-Conscious Strategies
April 2010 Minding the Climate Gap: What's at Stake if California's Climate Law isn't Done Right and Right Away
February 2010 Breaking the Bank / (Re)Making the Bank: America's Financial Crisis and the Implications for Sustainable Advocacy for Fair Credit and Fair Banking
January 2010 Economic Benefits of Immigrant Authorization in California
December 2009 Promoting Misconceptions: News Media Coverage of Immigration
December 2009 The Mexican Origin Middle Class in Los Angeles
May 2009 The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap
April 2009 Justice in the Air: Tracking Toxic Pollution from America's Industries and Companies to Our States, Cities, and Neighborhoods
March 2009 Banking on LA
December 2009 Making Change: How Social Movements Work - and How to Support Them
January 2009 Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles: Strategic Directions for Funders
December 2008 State of the Region: Growth, Equity, and Inclusion in the BayArea
September 2008 Cumulative Impacts in East Oakland: Findings from a Community-Based Mapping Study
January 2008 Thinking Ahead About our Immigrant Future: New Trends and Mutual Benefits in Our Aging Society
2008 Immigrants' Contributions in an Aging America
February 2007 Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of American
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