Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 October

What Works News Round-Up – October 31, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Citylab (10/31/14) How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty The success of one Houston-area nonprofit offers lessons for alleviating poverty and building communities across a sprawling urb…

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Using Pay for Success to Enable Healthy Housing Choices

By Dan Rinzler, Mary Cunningham, and Phil Tegeler This post originally appeared on PayForSuccess.org. The Challenge: Concentrated Poverty is Bad for Health Neighborhoods play a central role in brokering Americans’ access to opportunity, and their exposure to environmental risks. It fo…

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What Works News Round-Up – October 22, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (10/21/14) The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K With the introduction of universal pre-K in New York City, we have created a new entry point into our public school syst…

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What Works News Round-Up – October 10, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (10/9/14) The Solution to Chronic Homelessness? Try Homes. Putting a life back together is hard, especially without a roof and a bed. The longtime practice of getting …

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A New Approach to Engaging High-Poverty Communities

By Susan Neufeld, Vice President of Resident Programs and Services, BRIDGE Housing and Emily Weinstein, Director of Potrero Community and Housing Development, BRIDGE Housing This post originally appeared on the Partners in Progress Blog. BRIDGE and San Francisco State University’s Hea…

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What Works News Round-Up – October 2, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CityLab (10/1/14) In America’s Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough Together, bcWorkshop—led by Brent Brown, a Dallas architect—and the Community Development Corporation of Brownsv…

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