The Institute on Race & Poverty (IRP) investigates the ways that policies and practices disproportionately affect people of color and the disadvantaged. A core purpose for IRP’s work is to ensure that people have access to opportunity. Another is to help the places where people live develop in ways that both promote access to opportunity and help maintain regional stability.
The IRP supports financial projects that give people of color access to emergency financial assistance. As colored people are more likely to fall below the poverty line that is caused by inequality in the basic conditions in which they are born and raised, they often face difficulties when it comes to financial assistance. Giving them access to affordable emergency same day loans is the first step to beating poverty and reducing financial stress. Another core IRP’s purpose is to help people of color get the financial support they need right away.
The Institute on Race & Poverty does not currently have any open positions.