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Three questions to ask before choosing art as a community builder
When it’s public, and “participatory,” art not only infuses new life into vacant spaces, but builds community and civic spirit. Read what a few NeighborWorks network organizations are doing to brighten their neighborhoods and bring diverse residents together using art.
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The Atlantic’s James Fallows: How to make good news from small towns newsworthy
How do you get media attention for all the good news that’s happening in towns and cities across the country? The keynote speaker at the NeighborWorks Training Institute symposium in Detroit will be James Fallows of The Atlantic magazine, who has traveled to two dozen American towns sharing the good work many organizations and people are doing. And he has some advice.
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‘It takes a village’ to serve low-income renters
Many communities across the country face the challenge of both preserving affordable rental housing and engaging tenants with the broader community. Read how this NeighborWorks network member addressed both challenges head on.
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Partnerships can mitigate gentrification
Can you prevent or turn around gentrification of a neighborhood, thus improving it without driving out low-income residents? This Boston forum explored the answer to that question and discovered many positive tactics that can help.
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International Achieving Excellence participant reflects on gentrification and the environment
A NeighborWorks America Achieving Excellence group visits Puerto Rico to explore how to protect and preserve a troubled community. One of the participants, from London, blogs about her observations.
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Out of fundraising ideas? Try walking off a building
Working for a nonprofit is a never-ending battle to raise funds. Just when you think there are no more creative ideas, you encounter one that breaks through all the "noise." Read this to learn how you can generate funds by asking supporters to rappel off buildings!
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World Refugee Day: Groups offer tips for creating 'quilt of cultures'
It's World Refugee Day June 20, and NeighborWorks members across the country are immigrants from many countries integrate into their new communities and share their heritage with their neighbors.
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Everyone wants youth engagement, but how?
Every organization at the community level seeks to involve youth, since they are the next generation of homebuyers, renters and leaders. But they can be a tough group to engage. Here are some tips.
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How to engage residents for community change
When community change is desired, resident engagement is not an option--it's a must. But in times of busy schedules, apathy and even hostility, how do you bring diverse points of view together? Read this for ideas.
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Underwater homes still challenge many communities
Much of the media and policy conversations have moved past the housing crisis that swept the country like a tsunami eight years ago. However, many pockets of the country are still struggling to recover due to persistent negative equity. Read about this organization in Atlanta that is working to turn that around.
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