Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2013 November

Investing in What Works: New York City

Tuesday, December 3, 2013  12:00 – 5:00pm Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investing in What Works: New York City conducted a half-day conference that highlighted several innovative ideas from the community development field that can bring new opportunities to New York City and beyond…

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[Video] Investing in What Works: Boston

Earlier this month, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Citi Foundation, and the Low Income Investment Fund hosted a discussion on Investing in What Works for America’s Communities. The event brought together leaders from comm…

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Announcing the What Works Challenge: Crowdsourcing Ideas for People & Places

Inspired by the conversations and energy surrounding the What Works book, we’re excited to announce the launch of a new online platform, the What Works Challenge, to share and “crowdsource” new ideas for improving America’s communities.   Through the What Works Challenge website you c…

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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.