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Past Issues of NeighborWorks Works

Volunteerism fills vital service gaps
1/10/2017
Volunteerism fills vital service gaps
At a time when funding is scarce for so many vital services, there is one source of support that remains strong—volunteerism. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, volunteers provided service worth $184 billion last year. Americans around the country also will roll up their sleeves and pitch in Monday, Jan. 16, for the MLK National Day of Service.
What 2016 tells us about 2017
1/3/2017
What 2016 tells us about 2017
Happy New Year! 2017 already promises to be eventful and challenging. However, it is invigorating to know that our effectiveness lies in the work we have already begun. In this issue, we note trends we expect to see continue in the coming year and highlight our work in those areas. Our new book, themed symposia series and annual surveys are platforms that will help us deliver solutions for the country’s community development challenges.
Best of 2016
12/20/2016
Best of 2016
As we wrap up 2016, we reflect on some of our favorite stories from the past year about how our network organizations are making a difference in urban and rural communities nationwide. Check out the stories below and, for more, check out our new book, “NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network.”
NeighborWorks book offers solutions to America's community developm...
12/13/2016
NeighborWorks book offers solutions to America's community development challenges
Community development work is not for the faint of heart. Strengthening communities and creating opportunities in our cities and rural areas requires tremendous commitment and dedication. In our new book, "NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network," we have compiled nearly 140 stories highlighting solutions to some of the country's community development challenges. In this issue we give you a sneak preview of three essays submitted by groups from America's heartland, with lessons to be learned by everyone.
Community development online
12/6/2016
Community development online
Technology has made our lives easier by connecting us to the internet, to each other and to services like banking and taxis. Some digital innovations are even improving housing services. Unfortunately, however, access is a challenge for some, including rural areas. According to the Pew Research Center, a third of U.S. adults do not have high-speed internet at home. In this issue, learn how some of our network groups are bridging the technology gap and finding innovative ways to integrate it into community development work.
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