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Orange County Equity Report Summary

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2 An Equity Profile of Orange County: Summary This profile, including data, charts, and maps, was prepared by Edward-Michael Muña, Sabrina Kim, Joanna Lee, and Jennifer Ito at PERE. Many thanks to the PERE team for their support in producing this report: Arpita Sharma and Justin Scoggins who assisted with checking the myriad of data points presented; Stina Rosenquist for copyediting; Lauren Perez for assistance with gathering photos; and Gladys Malibiran for coordinating printing. Special thanks to Sarah Treuhaft of PolicyLink for her thoughtful feedback. Sponsors PolicyLink and PERE are grateful to Orange County Grantmakers for partnering with us on this report and thank the following organizations for their generous support: Presenting Sponsor: Gold Sponsor: Silver Sponsors: Wells Fargo Foundation Allergan Foundation JPMorgan Chase Acknowledgments PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California are working to highlight the potential corrosive impact of inequity on growth and the particular way in which persistent racial disparities may threaten future prosperity. Our research illustrates that equity is the path to inclusive growth and prosperity. This equity profile of Orange County is part of a series of reports specific to the six-county Southern California region. We would also like to thank members of the working group convened by Orange County Grantmakers for helping to provide feedback and additional local data sources for this report: Association of California Cities - Orange County, AT&T, The California Endowment, CalOptima, Children & Families Commission, Disneyland Resort, JPMorgan Chase, Orange County Department of Education, Orange County Health Care Agency, Orange County Business Council, Orange County Community Foundation, OneOC, Samueli Foundation, Social Services Agency, St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, Tarsadia Foundation, Orange County United Way, Weingart Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation. Special thanks to Taryn Palumbo and Jason Lacsamana from Orange County Grantmakers for their guidance and support on this project. We would also like to thank leaders from the following community-based organizations for taking the time to speak with the PERE research team about this project: Jonathan Paik from the Korean Resource Center; Miguel Hernandez from Orange County Congregation Community Organization; Richard Calvin Chang from Pacific Islander Health Partnership; and Shakeel Syed, Karen Romero Estrada, and Clara Turner from Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development. We would also like to acknowledge, with gratitude and appreciation, that the land that is now known as Orange County is the traditional land of the Tongva and Acjachemen people past and present.

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