Impact University: Public Policy

Short Films & Videos

Housing Bias and the Roots of Segregation >

Haberman, Clyde. (2016-09-19, The New York Times): In 1976, Chicago provided vouchers to African-American families to move into predominantly white suburbs. Retro Report examines what happened, and how it influences policy today.

Short Films & Videos

Race – The Power of an Illusion: How the Racial Wealth Gap Was Created >

Excerpts from California Newsreel's acclaimed three-part documentary series, Race-The Power of an Illusion.

Short Films & Videos

The Health-Care Cost of Homelessness >

In the past year, Los Angeles has dedicated billions of dollars towards housing the homeless. The effort is, in part, aimed at addressing the city's exorbitant health-care spending on this population.

Public Policy

Institute for Research on Poverty >

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is dedicated to advancing understanding of the causes and consequences of U.S. poverty and inequality. It collects and analyzes information, continually updated from state and national data and special-purpose studies, on the evolving condition of low-income individuals and families and policies and programs to improve their well-being and increase self-sufficiency.

Stories from the Line

Para Los Niños (For the Children) >

Brigido is a proud father, a loving husband, and a diligent fieldworker. He and his family move with the crop seasons, spending winter and spring in Florida picking strawberries and summer…

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Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.