Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 July

What Works News Round-Up – July 25, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Stanford Social Innovation Fund Blog (7/22/14) Community Development Needs a Quarterback By: Nancy O. Andrews (LIIF) and Brandee McHale (Citi Foundation) Challenges facing disadvantaged …

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Community Development Needs a Quarterback

In a new blog post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), Brandee McHale of the Citi Foundation and Nancy O. Andrews of the Low Income Investment Fund discuss the promise of the “community quarterback” model for addressing poverty and revitalizing communities nationwide. As…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 18, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (7/17/14) When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure Being poor can make you sick. Where you work, the air you breathe, the state of your housing, what you …

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Building Health Communities: Interview with Tony Iton (Part 1)

Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10-year, $1 billion program of The California Endowment (TCE) to help 14 low income communities across the state take action to improve health in the places they live. The following interview explores the initiative’s inception, progress, and le…

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Building Health Communities: Interview with Tony Iton (Part 2)

Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10-year, $1 billion program of The California Endowment (TCE) to help 14 low income communities across the state take action to improve health in the places they live. The following interview explores the initiative’s inception, progress, and le…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 11, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Urban Institute Metro Trends Blog (7/11/14) Collecting Better Data With the Community’s Help Housing Opportunity and Services Together (HOST)  is a new, whole-family approach to im…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 3, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog (7/2/14) A Strong Field Framework for SIBs The United States Social Impact Bond (SIB) sector has entered a phase of rapid growth. Four projects are…

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