Nick Albares

Guest Blogger

Policy Analyst, Center’s State Fiscal Project

Washington, D.C.

Nick Albares is a policy analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Project where he works to evaluate and promote state policies that alleviate poverty. He also focuses on K-12 education funding and state policies affecting immigrants.

Prior to joining the Center, Albares worked with Catholic Charities in New Orleans for five years, where he pursued policies for social and economic justice. He also worked to provide grants to community organizing and economic development non-profit groups through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Albares holds a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.

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Posted Jan. 5, 2016

Cutting School Funding Hurts Students That Need It the Most

A new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that most states provide less support per…

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Posted Sep. 18, 2020

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

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Posted Sep. 15, 2020

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