Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2015 February

What Works News Round-Up – February 27, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Huffington Post (2/26/15) Looking at Today’s Child Poverty Rates: Are We Using the Right Measure? There’s an old bumper sticker still out that that started with President…

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What Works News Round-Up – February 20, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. U.S. News & World Report (2/19/15) Pharmacy Deserts: Another Way Your Address May Affect Your Health You may have heard of food deserts – communities that lack access to fresh produc…

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What Works News Round-Up – February 13, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. NPR (2/11/15) The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs In theory, it should be possible for incomes to rise for everyone at the same time — for the gains of economic growth to b…

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What Works News Round-Up – February 6, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. National Journal (2/6/15) Rural America’s Silent Housing Crisis Cities aren’t the only places that are lacking when it comes to adequate housing at affordable prices. In rura…

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