Our Work

The Insight Center drives structural, transformative change across three pillars of work, all focused on building economic inclusion and racial equity for people of color, women, immigrants, and marginalized families in the US.

Michael Browning
Michael Browning

A message from the Insight Center for Community Economic Development board of directors:

The Board of Directors of Insight Center for Community Economic Development has accepted the resignation of its president, Anne Price as of November 30, 2022. We appreciate the commitment to racial and economic justice that Ms. Price brought to our organization and respect her passionate dedication to equity.

On December 1, 2022, the Board of Directors appointed Michael Browning to help with the national search for a permanent president, lead the internal operations of the organization, and to work with the board during this pivotal time.

Mr. Browning has a long and respected history in the nonprofit sector. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and was a National Leadership Fellow at Boston University School of Public Health Medical School Join Together Coalition Fellowship. He is the President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council/City of Los Angeles and serves on three boards: Black Women Rally for Action – Los County, South Central Prevention Coalition, and the San Fernando Valley NAACP.

While troubled by the recent allegations about the organization and leadership transitions, we are dedicated to evaluating and understanding any root causes that may have contributed to these changes.

For 50 years, the Insight Center has been unwavering in its commitment to economic justice and economic equity, and it remains steadfast in that mission. As a national economic justice organization, the Insight Center works to build inclusion and equity for people of color, women, immigrants, and low-income families. This is done through research and advocacy, narrative change and thought leadership. Our vision is that all people become, and remain, economically secure.

As we navigate the multifaceted paths towards economic justice and reflect on the most authentic ways to evolve in partnership with communities, we promise to keep you informed about, and involved in, the directions we take.

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Family Needs Calculator

In California alone, 3.34 million households are living paycheck to paycheck.

Today’s problems are the result of systemic policy failures—not personal responsibility. By analyzing what’s happening in California, one of the nation’s largest states, the Insight Center’s Family Needs Calculator provides a more accurate understanding of what’s needed to meet the basic needs of people throughout the US.

Hidden Truths Podcast

The Insight Center is committed to exposing the root causes of economic exclusion and racial inequity. Through the Hidden Truths podcast, we amplify uncovered truths and unheard voices across policy and politics.