Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 April

What Works News Round-Up – April 23, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Department of Education Blog (4/21/14) The Hollywood We All Need to Know Closing the “opportunity gap” for students in East Hollywood through the efforts of YPI and its partners, Sec…

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Extra Credit: Enhancing Community Health With the New Markets Tax Credit Program

By Marice Ashe, JD, MPH, CEO and Founder of ChangeLab Solutions in Oakland, Calif.  Follow @ChangeLabWorks on Twitter Since the early 2000s, New Jersey has led a statewide initiative to address a significant and growing need for supermarkets and fresh food retail in many of its neighb…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 18, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. MetroTrends Blog (4/17/14) In Washington, DC, Is Childhood Asthma Part of a Poverty Trap? For DC’s large low-income population, it’s clear that where you live matters for getting effecti…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 11, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Washington Post Wonkblog (4/9/14) What We Know About how Poor Neighborhoods Become Wealthier Over the last 30 years, the poorest neighborhoods in urban America have largely remained that…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 4, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. TIME Magazine (3/31/14) The Fed is Right to Worry About ‘Kitchen-Table Economics’ But under Yellen, community development, which has always been part of the Fed’s mandate, though an oft-…

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