As part of our work in financial stability, United Way of Madison County partners with Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan, cross-sector national campaign made up of more than 250 non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, community organizations, and individuals all working together to expand economic opportunity and close the opportunity gap in America.
An incredible resource offered by Opportunity Nation is the Opportunity Index. The index is the nations first and only tool designed to provide a snapshot of what opportunity looks like at the state and county levels. Using more than a dozen data points grouped into three different dimensions of opportunity: Jobs and the Economy, Education, and Community Health and Civic Life. The Index ranks every state and assigns almost every county in America a first of its kind Opportunity Score ranging from "A" for excellent to "F" for failing. This is an incredible resource to identify opportunity within our community and seek out areas for improvement. To view the opportunity index, click here or on the picture below.