Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 February

What Works News Round-Up – February 28, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CNN (2/28/14) Housing Inequality: The tale of two communities Nowhere is the divide between rich and poor more apparent than in the backyard. Home values in the top 10% wealthiest commun…

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What Works News Round-Up – February 21, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (2/20/14) Study Finds Greater Income Inequality in Nation’s Thriving Cities If you want to live in a more equal community, it might mean living in a more moribund econ…

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From Poverty to Possibility, One Family at a Time

By Renise Walker, Director of Resident Life, Jubilee Housing Renise participated in the What Works Challenge where her idea, “It Starts at Home,” generated the most excitement among the participants. Renise expands on her idea to integrate family services with housing in this bl…

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What Works News Round-Up – February 14, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The American Prospect (2/12/14) Stress, Poverty, and the Childhood Reading Gap A recent study adds to the mounting pile of evidence that a child’s early years are critical for dete…

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What Works News Round-Up – February 7, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Brookings Social Mobility Memos (2/7/14) Five Facts on Poverty, Inequality and Mobility The air is thick with rhetoric on poverty, opportunity and inequality. Politicians on both sides a…

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Live Event – POVERTY: The Working Poor

Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona have partnered to launch Community Interactive, a series of engaging and informative live events addressing issues Southern Arizonans face. The first topic in the series will be POVERTY: The Working Poor on Februar…

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