Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

poverty

Purpose Built Communities and the Importance of the Community Quarterback

By Carol Naughton, President of Purpose Built Communities When we started Purpose Built Communities in 2009, our mission was to help transform struggling neighborhoods into places that helped low income families reach their full potential by improving housing, education and wellness. …

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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 – 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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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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Capital Magnet Fund: A Smart Solution for Affordable Housing

We can say with growing certainty that the economy is in recovery. Unemployment, the stock market, and other economic indicators have reached pre-recession levels. However, millions of low-income American families are still struggling to find stable, affordable housing. According to a…

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