Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 July

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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How Health Impact Assessments Can Inform Healthy Developments

By Pilar Lorenzana-Campo, MEP, senior planner and program director for planning and development at ChangeLab Solutions. Pilar develops innovative and practical solutions around access to transit, affordable housing, opportunities for play and recreation, and nutrition. Follow ChangeLa…

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[Video] Investing in What Works: Midwest Regional Meeting

Last month, 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 hosted an event to discuss the ideas from Investing in What Works…

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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 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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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.