Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities


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The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) launched the Just Good Capital blog to continue the conversation about how we can work better and smarter in community development.

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Building Healthy Communities: Interview With Tony Iton

In a recent interview for the What Works blog, Tony Iton of the California Endowment elaborates on lessons learned from the Building Healthy Communities initiative.

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Connecting the Dots Between Education, Health and Opportunity

Steven H. Woolf, Director of the VCU Center for Society and Health discusses their work connecting education and health in low-income communities.

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Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund.

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The ideas in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities are just a start. We want to hear about what’s working in your community. Tell us about innovative ideas for addressing poverty and share examples of people and places that inspire you. We want to share these ideas and spark conversation about how to create opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. Tell Us What Works

Funding for this project was generously provided to the Low Income Investment Fund by the Citi Foundation.