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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

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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‘Healthy Neighborhoods’ Convening Looks for the Ounce of Prevention to Save a Pound of Cure through Collaborations for Collective Impact

More than 120 experts from across a wide range of fields explored the role of collaboration in transforming neighborhoods into healthy, vibrant places at the inaugural Health Neighborhoods Regional Convening in Oakland, California on February 6. More than 120 residents and leaders of …

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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.