Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Events

[Video]: Investing in What Works Capstone Event

Last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund marked the milestone 50,000th printed copy of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities with a capstone event in San Francisco. Watch videos from the event to hear What Works editors…

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Igniting Vibrant Communities: SOCAP 2014

September 2-5, 2014 San Francisco, CA SOCAP is one of the largest conferences dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Since it began in 2008, SOCAP has convened more than 5,000 leading global innovators – impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists,…

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[Video] Investing in What Works: Dallas

Investing in What Works: Dallas was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on April 21, 2014. The forum gathered a diverse audience of representatives from nonprofits, foundations, financial institutions, government agencies and for-profit organizations invested in low- and modera…

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[Video]: Janet Yellen on Investing in What Works

We’re honored to have Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cite our book, Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, as a promising community development initiative at the 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference. Yellen noted in her speech:  In 20…

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Live Event – POVERTY: The Working Poor

Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona have partnered to launch Community Interactive, a series of engaging and informative live events addressing issues Southern Arizonans face. The first topic in the series will be POVERTY: The Working Poor on Februar…

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What Works News Round-Up – January 31, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (1/31/14)  All Policies are Health Policies The idea is that all policy is health policy; HiAP advocates recommend scrutinizing any proposed program, project or policy before i…

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Investing in What Works: New York City

Tuesday, December 3, 2013  12:00 – 5:00pm Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investing in What Works: New York City conducted a half-day conference that highlighted several innovative ideas from the community development field that can bring new opportunities to New York City and beyond…

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[Video] Investing in What Works: Boston

Earlier this month, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Citi Foundation, and the Low Income Investment Fund hosted a discussion on Investing in What Works for America’s Communities. The event brought together leaders from comm…

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Investing in What Works: Boston

On Friday, November 8th, 2013, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Citi Foundation, and the Low Income Investment Fund will host a discussion on Investing in What Works for America’s Communities. The event brings together lead…

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Accelerating the Good Economy: SOCAP 2013

September 3-6, 2013 San Francisco, CA SOCAP is one of the largest conferences dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Since it began in 2008, SOCAP has convened more than 5,000 leading global innovators – impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists,…

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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.