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2/17/2017
Are your homes and communities 'visitable'?
Do you know what it means to have a “visitable” home and community? It’s living in a place that is accepting of disabled people, making it easy to visit and navigate. In this guest blog post, an advocate for disability rights speaks out.
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2/15/2017
Seven tips to help forge health-and-housing partnerships
Is it mutually beneficial for housing nonprofits to work with health-care providers? What's in it for the health provider? How can housing nonprofits find the best partners for this work? These questions and many others are answered in this blog post.
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1/6/2017
Discover some little-known facts about the woman who inspired NeighborWorks
Dorothy Richardson is well known within the community-development field as the original inspiration for the creation of NeighborWorks America. But much was not known. A community scholar intern at NeighborWorks set out to learn more.
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12/16/2016
Great minds: cultivating opportunity in every community
At the Wednesday symposium at the final NeighborWorks Training Institute of 2016, provocative thinkers ranging from Matthew Desmond, author of the bestselling “Evicted,” to TV producer and writer David Simon came together to brainstorm just how to make even the most vulnerable neighborhoods “places of opportunity.” Read this blog post to learn about their thoughts.
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12/2/2016
Technology + housing = more accessible health care
Seniors, new immigrants and residents with other challenges often don’t access health advice when they most need it. Can incorporating telemedicine into housing help make this connection? This blog post explores learnings from a bold experiment by Avesta Housing in Maine.
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11/18/2016
Oregon group shows the way to a focus on food
If you want to improve access to healthy food in your community, it takes more than a community garden or farmers’ market to make a long-lasting, systemic difference that benefits everyone. NeighborWorks Umpqua in Oregon has partnered with the state food bank to create a plan for creating a community food system shaped and owned by residents.
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11/14/2016
Stories with impact must tell 'inconvenient truths'
David Simon, longtime journalist and producer of the wildly popular “The Wire,” is a master of telling stories that society needs to hear but tries to avoid—in a way that makes even President Obama pay attention. Here, he shares some of his secrets.
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10/28/2016
Scorecard: Serving Native Americans
Just how well do NeighborWorks members and other community-development nonprofits serve their Native American residents? This analysis says there are lots of successes to learn from, but much to be done to improve.
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10/23/2016
What filters are you wearing to see the world?
How we perceive our neighbors, our community, our country and the world is determined by the "filters" through which we look. If we are serious about diversity and inclusion, then we must try to identify our own filters and how they affect us.
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9/26/2016
Faith-based partners can be a natural fit
When looking for partners in community development,, faith-based organizations and institutions are often natural fits. Here's why, some case studies and tips for making the "ask."
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