The Malveaux Report
Currently in its development phase, The Malveaux Report is a PBS public affairs program committed to providing a primetime venue for engaging and thought provoking documentaries that fully explore critical issues confronting African Americans, Latinos, and other minorities from an economic perspective.
Minority Business In The 21st Century with Julianne Malveaux: A Special Report
Minority businesses are growing faster than majority businesses, but they still don’t have entrepreneurial equity, or their piece of the economic pie. In this special report, Dr. Malveaux profiles three nontraditional minority businesses and a group of youth entrepreneurs. She also leads an expert panel in a discussion of the status and challenges of minority business.
The program raises important questions about access to capital, issues of size and scale in minority business, and barriers to development. It also offers key advice to those contemplating entrepreneurship.
Economic Policy Institute:
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
The mission of the Economic Policy Institute is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings accessible to the general public, the media, and policy makers.
Recreation Wish List Committee
The Recreation Wish List Committee (RWLC) was founded in 1995 by Cora Masters Barry, then First Lady of theDistrict of Columbia, and is committed to providing quality athletic and learning enrichment programs for the children of the District of Columbia. Under the leadership of its Board of Directors, RWLC brings together public and private resources to support the programs and facilities of DC Department of Parks and Recreation along with other public facilities in the city.
The first of its kind in Washington and a prototype for the nation, the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (STLC) is an excellent example of how the private and public sectors can work together with local community groups to promote common interests for the benefit of current and future generations. The STLC represents a unique opportunity to encourage young people from the Washington Metropolitan Area to learn about the game of tennis in a nurturing environment. The STLC has serves as a catalyst for community rebirth.
The Liberian Education Trust:
The Liberian Education Trust (LET) was established to support the restoration of basic education in Liberia. Unfortunately, seventy percent of the population in the country is illiterate. Most schools throughout the country were destroyed during the conflicts, and during that time many teachers fled or were killed. Few children of any age have received any education over the 14 years of wars and the small numbers of schools which have been re-opened since the end of the conflicts are overcrowded. Less than half of the school age children living in Liberia are enrolled in school and most teachers are working as volunteers.
Girls face a particularly difficult challenge in enrolling in school and staying there. There is a historic family preference to send boys to school, and girls who do go to school face the well-documented and pervasive practice of sexual and labor exploitation by male teachers who dominate the teaching profession. The drop out rate among girls is high and teenage pregnancy is all too common; additionally, the HIV-AIDS rate is rising.