Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 February

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. We are encouraged by what we’ve heard from you and hope sharing these ide…

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An International Perspective on What Works for America’s Communities

The following blog posts were written by Jacob Kijne and Marian Fuchs-Carsch, two experienced researchers and practitioners of international development with extensive experience in water management issues, world food production, hunger, and poverty. They share their thoughts on Inves…

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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. We are encouraged by what we’ve heard from you and hope sharing these ide…

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We Can’t Be Program Rich and System Poor

Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director of the Strive Network, guest blogs for Forbes Magazine as part of a series on how communities can make smarter social investments. In his second post, Edmondson shares that we cannot ‘program’ our way to better educational outcomes for students. Inste…

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Tell Us What Works

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