Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2015 April

A Prescription to End Homelessness

By Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH Last week my world slowed down enough so I could escape for a leisurely walk in the green hills of Berkeley, California. As is my habit, I listened to one of my favorite podcasts called Radiolab. In this episode, the hosts discussed a fundamental topic: th…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 24, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. NBC News (4/23/15) Is Dirty Air Damaging The Brains Of Some City Dwellers? Cty air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday. Brain scans showed that senior…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 17, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Slate (4/16/15) Together But Not Equal Mixed-income neighborhoods are supposed to improve the lives of the poor. So why do low-income boys still suffer there? Stanford Social Innovation …

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What Works News Round-Up – April 10, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (4/10/15) Closing The Gender Wage Gap Could Pull Half Of Working Single Moms Out Of Poverty More women than ever financially support their families. And with American…

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