America Achieves built an “Action Tank” to make direct impact and inform systemic change to advance economic opportunity and mobility. We examine the evidence base. We identify exceptionally promising leaders and innovations. We support the design of evidence-based initiatives – including by non-profit organizations, foundations, and local or regional coalitions.  We use these experiences and other research to inform our advising and our recommendations for philanthropy, systems change, and public policy. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic began, we initiated a back-to-work effort focused on inclusive economic growth, a good jobs economy, and economic mobility. Since the summer of 2020, we have focused on shaping federal policy and funding in large-scale economic recovery packages to address near-term and long-term economic and educational challenges and opportunities.

We also deploy our deep expertise in education, workforce and talent development to help advance economic opportunity – in ways that prepare everyone to succeed in the 21st century and to build a thriving economy and democracy.