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Past Issues of NeighborWorks Works

Helping older Americans age in place
5/9/2017
Helping older Americans age in place
May is the month when our nation celebrates older Americans and raises awareness about aging issues. By 2030, one in five U.S. adults will be 65 or older, so it is vital to focus on the service needs of older adults.
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
5/2/2017
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is designated as a month for honoring both older Americans and Asian Pacific American heritage. The latter designation honors the completion of the transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869, by railroad workers who were predominantly Chinese immigrants.
Spring breakers opting for service instead of sun and surf
4/25/2017
Spring breakers opting for service instead of sun and surf
More than 1 million spring breakers trade in their books and mid-terms for a trip. Some head to the beach and the clubs but others choose an alternative Spring Break and spend their time volunteering instead of partying. Organizations in the NeighborWorks network offer alternative spring break options for students near and far.
Rebuilding communities after disaster
4/18/2017
Rebuilding communities after disaster
April is Disaster Preparedness Month. Between 2000-2012, natural disasters in the United States caused $1.7 trillion in damage and affected 2.9 billion people. For people living in rural communities, dealing with disasters can present a unique set of challenges, including inadequate communication due to sparsely populated areas and limited resources.
Addressing poverty in rural America
4/11/2017
Addressing poverty in rural America
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, 85 percent of persistently poor counties in the United States are rural. Many of the challenges people in poor, rural communities face get little attention and little has changed for families living in these places.
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