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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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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 – 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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What Works News Round-Up – July 3, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog (7/2/14) A Strong Field Framework for SIBs The United States Social Impact Bond (SIB) sector has entered a phase of rapid growth. Four projects are…

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