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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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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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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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