Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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Wanted: Suburban Quarterbacks

Alan Berube and Natalie Holmes of the Brookings Institution discuss the strengths of the community quarterback model and call for it to expand to suburban communities.

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Pay for Success: Innovating our Way out of Poverty

Ian Galloway of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco examines the potential of Pay for Success to spur much needed innovation among social service providers.

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Investing in What Works for the Pioneer Valley

Ellen Seidman of The Urban Institute spoke about encouraging and scaling what works for the Pioneer Valley at the Common Capital Annual Meeting.

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Tell Us What Works

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.