Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 June

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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Defying the Odds: Academic Achievement in Newark

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently examined a report comparing more than 100 U.S. schools with their international counterparts. On the surface, the results seem disheartening—middle-class American students are lagging behind not only kids with similar backgrounds in ot…

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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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Investing in What Works: Midwest Regional Meeting

On Monday, June 17, 2013, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco, the Low Income Investment Fund, the Citi Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Financial Services Innovation will host a discussion on Investing in What Works f…

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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.