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2017

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10/16/2017
Disaster ‘pro’ offers lessons learned
Samuel Sanders, Executive Director of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance in Baton Rouge, Florida, has witnessed—and been personally involved with—three natural disasters that impacted his community. And now, he is being tapped for advice for those struggling in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie. Here are some of his thoughts. 
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10/3/2017
Entrepreneur nation: Nonprofits help start-ups fuel the economy
Economists are blaming a slowdown in start-ups on the sluggishness of the recovery—and women owners are a big part of the solution. Read this blog post to learn what NeighborWorks network members have learned about how to help start-ups of all kinds survive those crucial first years.  
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9/29/2017
On the ground: a report from post-hurricane Houston
Many NeighborWorks America employees are working to help residents impacted by the hurricanes that have hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. In this blog post, one staff member writes about her volunteer service on the ground.
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9/21/2017
Fighting a drug epidemic requires ‘all hands on deck’
What can community development nonprofits do to help prevent and alleviate the impact of substance abuse? A lot actually—as shown by these examples from network members across the country. 
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9/7/2017
Learn to anticipate and ‘leap forward’ after disasters
The news is awash with the damage wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But these natural disasters should not have surprised anyone; they are only the latest in a string of worsening weather events that is expected to continue.
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9/6/2017
Want to ready children for school success? Focus on parents too
​Numerous studies have documented that early childhood education and other forms of support are critical to social development, resilience, self-esteem and ability to learn throughout the lifecycle. However, experience in the field also is increasingly demonstrating that positive results are maximized when at least one parent is nurtured right along with their children. The solution: two-generation (“two-gen”) programs.
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8/18/2017
Community experts brainstorm financial inclusion
At the Philadelphia NeighborWorks Training Institute, both local and national experts came together to discuss and debate how to create and sustain more financial inclusion, allowing low-income households, new Americans and others often left behind to benefit from improvements in the economy. Read this blog post for some highlights of their take-aways.
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8/7/2017
Author calls for increased focus on America’s ‘middle neighborhoods’
Conversations about communities in need of attention typically center on distressed neighborhoods on the slide down or “hot” markets where gentrification is in danger of pushing out older, original residents. What’s missing from the strategy talks are “middle neighborhoods.”
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8/4/2017
Nonprofits put small-footprint homes to versatile use
The almost “faddish” rise of what has been called “tiny homes” is much in the media. On the ground, the small houses are being put to use both for alternatives to homelessness and affordable housing in tough markets for singles and couples. 
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7/28/2017
It pays to go all out when you go green
When Mutual Housing California decided being "green" was one of its core values, it approached its mission from all directions. And a guiding principle is to make sure that lower-income residents be able to fully enjoy the benefits.
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