CIDI’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) Disparity Report

“The Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), a research and policy center for the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, originally created this Disparity Report for the Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), a city-wide program designed specifically to enhance the wellbeing of young men of color. Since that time, we have realized that this report can and should serve a broader purpose: to provide a lens through which to describe the racial disparities between young men, as well as between young women, in four important areas: Education, Economic Security and Mobility, Health and Wellbeing, and Community and Personal Safety.”

“This report begins to quantify and understand the disparities in outcomes that result from the structural racism, poverty, residential segregation, and toxic stress experienced by young men and women of color. The complexity of each individual and his or her circumstances is not captured in these data; instead, indicators presented in this report represent the aggregate experiences of specific racial groups. These indicators were selected to be illustrative of the racial disparities that exist in several domains. We do not presume that these indicators are all that matter, but we do believe they are an important tool for government agencies and community partners who are committed to this work.”  Access the complete report.

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