African Centre

The Cradle of Humankind


ACT is cognizant that across the nation, there are meaningful differences in social and economic opportunities for residents in communities that have been cut off from investments or have experienced discrimination. These gaps disproportionately affect people of color – especially children, youth, Women and Seniors.

In the Social & Economic Factors areas ACT looks at:

  1. Education, showing who in a community has graduated high school or attended some college in addition to the percentage of teens and young adults ages 16-19 who are neither working nor in school.
  2. Employment, detailing unemployment statistics. Income, looking at children in poverty and income inequality.
  3. Family & Social Support, providing information on children in single-parent households and access to social opportunities.
  4. Community Safety, measuring violent crime and injury deaths. See how this component fits into our model.