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Education plays critical role in growing inequality gap
The quality of education children get when they are young and as they grow up too often determines their earning power as an adult—and their prospects in life. And too often, the quality of eduction is determined by children's zip code. Two experts featured at this month's NeighborWorks Training Institute talk about why that is so, and what we can do to change it.
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Seven tips to help forge health-and-housing partnerships
Is it mutually beneficial for housing nonprofits to work with health-care providers? What's in it for the health provider? How can housing nonprofits find the best partners for this work? These questions and many others are answered in this blog post.
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Are your homes and communities 'visitable'?
Do you know what it means to have a “visitable” home and community? It’s living in a place that is accepting of disabled people, making it easy to visit and navigate. In this guest blog post, an advocate for disability rights speaks out.
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Discover some little-known facts about the woman who inspired NeighborWorks
Dorothy Richardson is well known within the community-development field as the original inspiration for the creation of NeighborWorks America. But much was not known. A community scholar intern at NeighborWorks set out to learn more.
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Great minds: cultivating opportunity in every community
At the Wednesday symposium at the final NeighborWorks Training Institute of 2016, provocative thinkers ranging from Matthew Desmond, author of the bestselling “Evicted,” to TV producer and writer David Simon came together to brainstorm just how to make even the most vulnerable neighborhoods “places of opportunity.” Read this blog post to learn about their thoughts.
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Technology + housing = more accessible health care
Seniors, new immigrants and residents with other challenges often don’t access health advice when they most need it. Can incorporating telemedicine into housing help make this connection? This blog post explores learnings from a bold experiment by Avesta Housing in Maine.
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Oregon group shows the way to a focus on food
If you want to improve access to healthy food in your community, it takes more than a community garden or farmers’ market to make a long-lasting, systemic difference that benefits everyone. NeighborWorks Umpqua in Oregon has partnered with the state food bank to create a plan for creating a community food system shaped and owned by residents.
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Stories with impact must tell 'inconvenient truths'
David Simon, longtime journalist and producer of the wildly popular “The Wire,” is a master of telling stories that society needs to hear but tries to avoid—in a way that makes even President Obama pay attention. Here, he shares some of his secrets.
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Scorecard: Serving Native Americans
Just how well do NeighborWorks members and other community-development nonprofits serve their Native American residents? This analysis says there are lots of successes to learn from, but much to be done to improve.
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What filters are you wearing to see the world?
How we perceive our neighbors, our community, our country and the world is determined by the "filters" through which we look. If we are serious about diversity and inclusion, then we must try to identify our own filters and how they affect us.
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