Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 June

What Works News Round-Up – June 27, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (6/27/14) Librarians are becoming affordable housing advocates. Yes, you read that right A  new group is joining the push for more affordable housing: city libraries.…

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Connecting the Dots between Education, Health and Opportunity

Community investments in education, transportation, housing, and neighborhoods are closely linked to health, wellbeing, and opportunity—particularly for low-income families. One of these factors—education—matters more now than ever before. Education is a key focus of both Investing in…

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What Works News Round-Up – June 20, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Huffington Post (6/20/14) Fewer Americans Blame Poverty On The Poor Fewer Americans today blame poverty on the individual failings of poor people than they did in the 1990s, accordin…

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What Works News Round-Up – June 13, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Vox.com (6/12/14) The damage of poverty is visible as early as kindergarten In a new article in the spring issue of the Princeton University journal The Future of Children (and highlight…

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Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

It’s not every day New Yorkers wake up in darkness to wade through thigh-deep floodwaters on the streets of bustling Lower Manhattan. But on October 30th, the day after Superstorm Sandy walloped the city, millions did just that. The storm knocked out electrical power to vast swaths of…

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What Works News Round-Up – June 6, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Forbes (6/5/14) Fighting Financial Exclusion: How To Serve 88 Million Americans Who Have No Bank The existence of “bank deserts” in poverty-stricken communities presents a huge opportuni…

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