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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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EXPLORE THE BOOK SERIES

  • What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities
  • What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation

Citi Foundation’s President On What Works & The Future of Community Development

The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of low- to moderate-income individuals and families in the communities where Citi operates. The Ideas Blog editors recently sat down with Citi Foundation President & CEO, Pamela Flaherty, to learn…

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What Works Wednesdays

Since the release of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, hundreds of readers from across the United States and other countries have written in to “Tell Us What Works” in the fight against poverty. We are encouraged by what we’ve heard from you and hope sharing these ide…

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An International Perspective on What Works for America’s Communities

The following blog posts were written by Jacob Kijne and Marian Fuchs-Carsch, two experienced researchers and practitioners of international development with extensive experience in water management issues, world food production, hunger, and poverty. They share their thoughts on Inves…

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What Works Wednesdays

Since the release of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities, hundreds of readers from across the United States and other countries have written in to “Tell Us What Works” in the fight against poverty. We are encouraged by what we’ve heard from you and hope sharing these ide…

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We Can’t Be Program Rich and System Poor

Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director of the Strive Network, guest blogs for Forbes Magazine as part of a series on how communities can make smarter social investments. In his second post, Edmondson shares that we cannot ‘program’ our way to better educational outcomes for students. Inste…

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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.