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March 2014

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Dorothy Richardson legacy extends to next generation
The legacy of Dorothy Richardson, whose efforts to save her Pittsburgh neighborhood led to the creation of what is now NeighborWorks America, has special meaning for one member of the NeighborWorks network. Born and raised in Pittsburgh’s North Side, Tanisha Rush is proud of her ties to the city and her old neighborhood.
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Is your town in the media ‘crosshairs’? Two more tips on taking your story back (Part 2)
Instead of countering negative portrayals in the media, Biddle and other “crisis veterans” recommend focusing on your assets. That’s exactly what Pablo Korona did for the city of Rockford, IL. In 2011, both Forbes magazine and The Wall Street Journal listed it as one of America’s 10 most dangerous cities; even “The Daily Show” chimed in, calling it an "urban wasteland."
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Is your town in the media ‘crosshairs’? Four ‘tips from the trenches’ for re-claiming your story
It’s every community developer’s PR nightmare. You’ve targeted a neighborhood for improvement and are making headway, when suddenly you wake up one morning to see the community described on the front page of The New York Times as "fighting a heroin epidemic so entrenched that it has confounded all efforts to combat it."
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Inspired by CLI, teens open ‘clothing closet’ to fight bullying
Bullying is painfully common on school campuses everywhere – with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that one in four high school students are victimized, and more than two-thirds are witnesses.