Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2014 December

What Works News Round-Up – December 19, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Fast Company (12/18/14) Mapping How Chronic Poverty Has Exploded in American Cities Over the Last 40 Years A new report from the CityObservatory, a Portland-based think tank, shows that …

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What Works News Round-Up – December 12, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Atlantic (12/11/14) When It Comes to Early Learning, Preschool Isn’t Enough University of Chicago economist James Heckman has placed a dollar value on early education for disad…

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What Works News Round-Up – December 5, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Washington Post Wonkblog (12/5/14) The Vast Majority of Poor Neighborhoods Aren’t Gentrifying. They’re Stuck in Poverty. Despite their ubiquity in the media, gentrifying neig…

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