Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 January

What Works Wednesdays

Since the release of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, hundreds of readers from across the United States and other countries have written in to “Tell Us What Works” in the fight against poverty. Readers have shared strategies, ideas, innovations, and inspiration to ad…

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Angela Glover Blackwell on the Policy Implications of America’s Changing Demographics

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities author Angela Glover Blackwell joined Minnesota Public Radio’s show The Daily Circuit to talk about the ways America’s changing demographics will affect the nation’s future policy agenda. The show also featured …

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If community development works, why is poverty at a record level?

The Washington, D.C., launch of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities served as a starting point for what we hope will become robust conversations around the ideas raised by the book’s authors on this blog. Leaving that meeting, we committed to getting these dialogues star…

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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.