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What Works News Round-Up – August 22, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CityLab (8/19/14), America’s Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse The U.S. economy now has more jobs than it did before the Great Recession. But the jobs being added are largely low-paying …

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What Works News Round-Up – August 15, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. KPCC-FM (8/12/14) Small Community Loan Program Keeps Childcare Centers Afloat Candace Wong, California Director of Child Care at the Low Income Investment Fund, said it loaned $1.8 milli…

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What Works News Round-Up – August 8, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (8/7/14) How Rural Poverty is Changing: Your Fate is Increasingly Tied to Your Town The poverty of Las Animas isn’t the poverty of Appalachia or the Mississippi Delta…

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What Works News Round-Up – August 1, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (8/1/14) Pushing the Community Reinvestment Act into Unchartered Territory A health clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area. A transit-oriented development in Denver. When it come…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 25, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Stanford Social Innovation Fund Blog (7/22/14) Community Development Needs a Quarterback By: Nancy O. Andrews (LIIF) and Brandee McHale (Citi Foundation) Challenges facing disadvantaged …

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What Works News Round-Up – July 18, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (7/17/14) When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure Being poor can make you sick. Where you work, the air you breathe, the state of your housing, what you …

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What Works News Round-Up – July 11, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Urban Institute Metro Trends Blog (7/11/14) Collecting Better Data With the Community’s Help Housing Opportunity and Services Together (HOST)  is a new, whole-family approach to im…

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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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What Works News Round-Up – June 27, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (6/27/14) Librarians are becoming affordable housing advocates. Yes, you read that right A  new group is joining the push for more affordable housing: city libraries.…

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What Works News Round-Up – June 13, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Vox.com (6/12/14) The damage of poverty is visible as early as kindergarten In a new article in the spring issue of the Princeton University journal The Future of Children (and highlight…

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