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The difficult road to 'communities of opportunity'
1/19/2017
The difficult road to 'communities of opportunity'
Rochester, New York, has the highest rates of extreme and childhood poverty among comparable U.S. cities. The public schools are segregated by race and class, and fewer than half of the students graduate. In 2015, the city's plight triggered a plan to reduce poverty in the region by 50 percent over 15 years.
Program rebuilds lives and homes through construction training
1/18/2017
Program rebuilds lives and homes through construction training
Individuals recently released from prison into their communities often are frozen out of the job market, making it extremely difficult for them to integrate successfully. But this Delaware nonprofit is helping to smooth the way with construction training that also adds affordable homes.
An asset-based, participatory approach to redevelopment
1/16/2017
An asset-based, participatory approach to redevelopment
The sale of a neglected historic landmark for Raleigh's African-American community highlighted concerns about gentrification and displacement. A NeighborWorks network organization stepped in to create a redevelopment plan that would respect the neighborhood's culture and respond to residents' needs.
Single mom risked homelessness before 'saved' by NeighborWorks member
1/13/2017
Single mom risked homelessness before 'saved' by NeighborWorks member
Many of us are only one crisis away from being homeless. Fortunately, this single mom got the immediate help she needed and how has a secure home.
Affordable housing comes to affluent New Hampshire community
1/13/2017
Affordable housing comes to affluent New Hampshire community
How do you incorporate affordable housing into an affluent community in a way that is welcomed by all? A NeighborWorks member from New Hampshire shows how.
Isolated by loss, this senior finds new meaning through community
1/12/2017
Isolated by loss, this senior finds new meaning through community
Seniors living at home alone after the death or move of loved ones can easily slip into depression. But Nevada HAND’s independent-living community helps them re-connect and offer their skills to others.
Building a community of youth leaders
1/11/2017
Building a community of youth leaders
In 1998, the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corp. recognized a need in the community: Many of the after-school programs simply didn't meet the needs of the city's at-risk youth. Propelled by a belief that zip codes should not limit opportunity, the ONIC Resident Services Program sought partners to help develop alternate after-school options.
Leadership Institute inspires seniors
1/10/2017
Leadership Institute inspires seniors
Mary Richards not only attended the three-day Community Leadership Institute with her friend but came away motivated at the prospect of inspiring others to work together and create a sense of community.
Senior citizens get fit while chair sitting
1/10/2017
Senior citizens get fit while chair sitting
When you’re elderly and not in the habit of exercising, the thought of getting in shape at this stage of life can be intimidating. But a NeighborWorks member in Pennsylvania has found a way to help seniors get fit while sitting in their chairs.
New-business support program in rural Maine helps jump start local-...
1/9/2017
New-business support program in rural Maine helps jump start local-food hub
Maine program to support business start-ups helps boost the community economy while making healthy, local foods accessible to residents.
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