About Us

Polis Institute is dedicated to growing equity and opportunity in American communities. While America’s promises are ever-present points of inspiration and hope, too many Americans face urgent challenges in realizing healthy, vibrant, stable lives. Actionable solutions to overcome opportunity gaps in health, wealth, education, and environmentally just communities are urgently needed. At Polis Institute, we identify, deploy, and evaluate solutions that give all people equal and equitable access to America’s promises.

Using rich data and a people-first approach to help solve critical social and economic issues.

Polis Institute has fifteen years of experience propelling positive social and economic change. Our work areas include equitable urban revitalization, economic mobility, healthcare access, educational achievement, early childhood education and childcare access, and career advancement.

Polis Institute provides communities and their committed partners with the tools, data, and insights needed to achieve meaningful results.

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