Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2015 March

What Works News Round-Up – March 26, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Atlantic (3/26/15) Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks. The…

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‘Healthy Neighborhoods’ Convening Looks for the Ounce of Prevention to Save a Pound of Cure through Collaborations for Collective Impact

More than 120 experts from across a wide range of fields explored the role of collaboration in transforming neighborhoods into healthy, vibrant places at the inaugural Health Neighborhoods Regional Convening in Oakland, California on February 6. More than 120 residents and leaders of …

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What Works News Round-Up – March 20, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Boston Globe (3/19/15) Boston Centers Teach Low-Income Residents To Manage Money Teaching people to take control of their finances has become a major push in the efforts to narrow th…

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The Case for Rent as a Credit Builder in Affordable Housing

By Devin Thompson and Renise Walker For low-income families, a strong credit history can be the difference between stabilizing their financial outlook and having to pay $200,000 more over their lifetime for the typical financial services that those in the financial mainstream take for…

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What Works News Round-Up – March 13, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CityLab (3/12/15) Why America’s Racial Wealth Gap Is Really a Homeownership Gap Owning a home isn’t just a fragment of the American Dream, it’s the key to it. Homeowner…

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What Works News Round-Up – March 6, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (3/6/15) The 21st Century Has Been Terrible for Working Americans Of all the scary stats you’ve heard about the U.S. economy over the last few years, this might…

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