Overview of the context, problem, and opportunity

The Closing the Opportunity Gap Initiative was created as a continuation of Chapter 5: What is to be done? from Robert D. Putnam’s book, Our Kids. For an overview of inequality of opportunity in America, as well as initial recommendations to begin to close the gaps, see:

Robert D. Putnam, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015).

Working group reading lists 

Use the menu to the right to access the reading lists from each working group. While many participants in the working groups were experts in certain areas, we provided a list of background readings to create a common starting point for the discussions.

For more information 

About Robert D. Putnam

About the Saguaro Seminar at Harvard Kennedy School