Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities


Alan Berube
Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institution

Raphael Bostic
Bedrosian Chair in Governance
USC, Price School of Public Policy

Antony Bugg-Levine
Chief Executive Officer
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Pam Flaherty
President and CEO
Citi Foundation

Ingrid Gould Ellen
Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy
New York University

Douglas Jutte
Assistant Adjunct Professor
UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

Jeff Lubell
Director of Housing Initiatives
Abt Associates

Sr. Lillian Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
Mercy Housing

Mark Pinsky
President and CEO
Opportunity Finance Network

Erika Poethig
Institute Fellow and Director of Urban Policy Initiatives
The Urban Institute

Nicolas Retsinas
Senior Lecturer in Real Estate
Harvard Business School

Debra Schwartz
Director of Program-related Investments
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Laura Sparks
Vice President, Philanthropic Programs
William Penn Foundation

Barry Zigas
Zigas and Associates

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Tell Us What Works

The ideas in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities are just a start. We want to hear about what’s working in your community. Tell us about innovative ideas for addressing poverty and share examples of people and places that inspire you. We want to share these ideas and spark conversation about how to create opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. Tell Us What Works

Funding for this project was generously provided to the Low Income Investment Fund by the Citi Foundation.