Is the American Dream Achievable for Young People Today?

Americans have always believed in the idea that all children, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. A disturbing opportunity gap has emerged during the last 25 years that now threatens the central tenet of the America dream.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation works to address the region’s most pressing issues, including various opportunity gaps that threaten the quality of life for many in our region. It’s our role in the community to bring people together to discover solutions.

SVCF is pleased to invite the community toa free event to hear and learn from Robert D. Putnam, Ph.D., one of the country’s leading voices on the important civic, social and political issues of our time. In his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Professor Putnam discusses the issues of opportunity gap and income disparity in depth. We hope you can join us on June 11 to continue the conversation.

The American Dream in Crisis – A Conversation with Robert D. Putnam

When: Thursday, June 11, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

To register, contact Tobi Becerra at 650.450.5496 or