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Past Issues of NeighborWorks Works

Keeping youth in the game scores big for communities
1/31/2017
Keeping youth in the game scores big for communities
Many of us are gearing up for one of the biggest sports events of the year — Super Bowl Sunday. Sports are a big part of life for many American families, especially youngsters. Participation in sports and after-school activities has been linked to better academic, social and physical performance. Unfortunately, according to the Aspen Institute, some kids are getting benched due to family income.
Community development solutions to reducing poverty
1/24/2017
Community development solutions to reducing poverty
January is Poverty Awareness Month. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.5 percent of Americans live in poverty, including one in every five children. For many families, an illness, death or loss of a job can result in a sudden plunge into poverty. Many members of the NeighborWorks network are implementing innovative initiatives to help alleviate poverty in their communities.
Keeping your home safe from bad weather
1/17/2017
Keeping your home safe from bad weather
Staying warm this winter is going to cost homeowners and renters more. According to the U.S. Energy Department, the cost for all four main heating fuels—natural gas, electricity, heating oil, and propane—will increase. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts this winter will be much frostier than last season with the biggest cold blasts occurring in southern states.
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.
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