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Changing culture: creating college-ready communities
4/5/2017
Changing culture: creating college-ready communities
More than a quarter of the students fail to graduate from high school in Woonsocket, RI, both a symptom and a cause of the city's overall decline. How do we get these poorly performing students to graduate, go to college and break the cycle of poverty?
A ray of sunshine at an uncertain time: PEARLS and PRIDE
4/5/2017
A ray of sunshine at an uncertain time: PEARLS and PRIDE
The 2008 housing crisis was devastating for Waco, Texas. As more houses went into foreclosure, residents were evicted and affordable housing and mortgage loans became difficult to find.
Quixote Village: Tiny homes as permanent supportive housing
4/5/2017
Quixote Village: Tiny homes as permanent supportive housing
The tiny house concept, implemented to respond to homelessness in many communities, faces challenges including accessing both capital and operating financing; designing for community building and resident privacy, and overcoming land use, zoning, building and housing code barriers.
Building community on rooftops
4/4/2017
Building community on rooftops
Avesta Housing needed a way to build and sustain community in its affordable housing complex. The nonprofit hit the mark by equipping its building with a rooftop garden and Healthy Living Center.
Setting and meeting ambitious goals through collaborative leadership
4/3/2017
Setting and meeting ambitious goals through collaborative leadership
Central Appalachia had an estimated 100,000 units of substandard or overcrowded housing. Fahe's network of nonprofits was challenged to increase its production of affordable housing, enabled by increased collaboration and more efficient systems. 
Paint The Town: Taking the lead on lead paint
3/31/2017
Paint The Town: Taking the lead on lead paint
For more than three decades, NeighborWorks Boise has painted thousands of houses owned by low-income, senior or disabled residents. But when new EPA lead regulations prohibited the organization from painting pre-1978 homes, it need a new approach to safely revitalize homes.
Building a culture of finding a way
3/31/2017
Building a culture of finding a way
After the 1980s farm crisis agricultural communities in Minnesota sought investment of state and local resources to diversify their economy. Now job growth has outstripped the local workforce and available housing. Communities struggle to provide services and homes for new residents from elsewhere in the state and around the world.
A new park pavilion brings community together
3/30/2017
A new park pavilion brings community together
For more than 20 years, NeighborWorks Pocatello (NWP) in southeast Idaho successfully revitalized communities, but without support from local residents it could never fulfill its goals. NWP sought a way to demonstrate its commitment to the community and raise awareness about the organization as it marked a significant milestone.
Financing fishers’ recovery from the BP oil disaster
3/29/2017
Financing fishers’ recovery from the BP oil disaster
Many small-scale fishers suffered severe financial losses after BP’s 2010 oil spill. As top contributors to Louisiana’s economy and culture, they needed all the financial support they could get. Southern Mutual Help Association responded with an honor loan program.
Nothing about me, without me
3/28/2017
Nothing about me, without me
Community development practitioners often wrestle with complexity and look for solutions rooted in their practice habits and noble intentions. Sometimes this can lead to programmatic silos which actually impede their work. How can organizations break through these silos to make a lasting impact in their communities?
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