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What Works News Round-Up – May 15, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Washington Post Wonkblog (5/13/15) Mapped: The Places Where Most Public School Children are Poor Earlier this year, the Southern Education Foundation reported that America’s public…

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What Works News Round-Up – May 8, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Think Progress (5/8/15) Baltimore’s New Health Commissioner On How To Make The City Healthy Nearly five months into her new job, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen, M.D. has a …

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What Works News Round-Up – May 1, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (4/30/15) In Some Cities, Your Bus Fare Now Depends On Your Income Seattle is the latest city to offer discounted rates to low-income riders. Some say it’s a misguided at…

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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 – 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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What Works News Round-Up – January 16, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (1/16/15) Majority Of U.S. Public School Students Are In Poverty For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-inco…

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Using Pay for Success to Enable Healthy Housing Choices

By Dan Rinzler, Mary Cunningham, and Phil Tegeler This post originally appeared on PayForSuccess.org. The Challenge: Concentrated Poverty is Bad for Health Neighborhoods play a central role in brokering Americans’ access to opportunity, and their exposure to environmental risks. It fo…

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Moving From Needs to Assets: How Hospitals Can Address the Social Determinants of Health

What happens inside America’s hospitals will not improve the health of our population, at least not by itself. Social and economic factors such as quality education, adequate employment, affordable housing and exposure to crime – just a few examples of social determinants of health – …

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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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