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Past Issues of NeighborWorks Works

Best of 2016
12/20/2016
Best of 2016
As we wrap up 2016, we reflect on some of our favorite stories from the past year about how our network organizations are making a difference in urban and rural communities nationwide. Check out the stories below and, for more, check out our new book, “NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network.”
NeighborWorks book offers solutions to America's community developm...
12/13/2016
NeighborWorks book offers solutions to America's community development challenges
Community development work is not for the faint of heart. Strengthening communities and creating opportunities in our cities and rural areas requires tremendous commitment and dedication. In our new book, "NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network," we have compiled nearly 140 stories highlighting solutions to some of the country's community development challenges. In this issue we give you a sneak preview of three essays submitted by groups from America's heartland, with lessons to be learned by everyone.
Community development online
12/6/2016
Community development online
Technology has made our lives easier by connecting us to the internet, to each other and to services like banking and taxis. Some digital innovations are even improving housing services. Unfortunately, however, access is a challenge for some, including rural areas. According to the Pew Research Center, a third of U.S. adults do not have high-speed internet at home. In this issue, learn how some of our network groups are bridging the technology gap and finding innovative ways to integrate it into community development work.
Support your favorite causes with a click and a little creativity
11/29/2016
Support your favorite causes with a click and a little creativity
In 2015, more than $373 billion was donated to charitable causes. Religious groups received the largest share of donations followed by education and human services. Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day designed to encourage people to help the less-fortunate and worthy causes during the holiday season. Last year, 700,000 people participated in #GivingTuesday, raising $116 million through online donations. In this issue, learn how some of our network organizations are taking fundraising to new heights and how social media influence giving.
Thanksgiving: food abundance for some, hunger for others
11/22/2016
Thanksgiving: food abundance for some, hunger for others
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time for connecting with loved ones over a hearty meal, but for other families, it’s another day of hunger. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 42.2 million Americans lived in food-insecure households in 2015. In this issue, we offer a look at how members of the NeighborWorks network are working to end hunger in their communities and ensure residents have access to healthy foods.
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