Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2012 December

What Works Launch Event Recap, Photos & Videos

It was standing room only at the formal launch of our new book, Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, where co-authors and leaders specializing in poverty, community development, philanthropy, government, and finance shared their views on the challenges, opportunities, an…

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A View on What Works

Ben Hecht, a contributing author to Investing in What Works for America’s Communities and president and CEO of Living Cities, reflected on the five key themes he took away from the recent book launch events in December in Washington, DC. His piece in the Stanford Social Innovati…

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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 views expressed in this book and on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve System, or the Low Income Investment Fund.

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.