Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 May

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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Sometimes You Just Have to Demand What You Need

Christopher Sikes is the CEO of Common Capital. He has directed the organization to provide economic sustainability for individuals and the community since 1989. How often do we really need something and go without it because we don’t think we can get it? “Why bother?” is a too freque…

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[Video] Investing in What Works: Los Angeles

Last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund hosted the first in a series of regional events discussing ideas from Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place & Purpose. The event was held at the bank’s Los…

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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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Using Smart Data to Target Community Investing

By Don Hinkle-Brown, CEO of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a national leader in rebuilding distressed towns and cities through the smart use of capital and information. Follow him on Twitter @Don_HB. In the field of community investing and the larger field of impact investing, combining…

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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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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.