Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 August

What Works News Round-Up – August 29, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Next City (8/26/14) 4 Public Housing Lessons the U.S. Could Learn From the Rest of the World Public housing in the United States is associated with failure and misery. The very words con…

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What Works News Round-Up – August 22, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CityLab (8/19/14), America’s Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse The U.S. economy now has more jobs than it did before the Great Recession. But the jobs being added are largely low-paying …

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What Works News Round-Up – August 15, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. KPCC-FM (8/12/14) Small Community Loan Program Keeps Childcare Centers Afloat Candace Wong, California Director of Child Care at the Low Income Investment Fund, said it loaned $1.8 milli…

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What Works News Round-Up – August 8, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (8/7/14) How Rural Poverty is Changing: Your Fate is Increasingly Tied to Your Town The poverty of Las Animas isn’t the poverty of Appalachia or the Mississippi Delta…

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Building a Bridge from Wall Street to Main Street: How Impact Investing Can Expand the Reach and Role of Community and Economic Development

By William Burckart The limited number of opportunities for “impact investing”—investments intended to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns—is restricting the growth of this style of investing, according to a global survey of practitioners un…

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What Works News Round-Up – August 1, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (8/1/14) Pushing the Community Reinvestment Act into Unchartered Territory A health clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area. A transit-oriented development in Denver. When it come…

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