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2018

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10/1/2018
Putting ‘creativity’ into community development facilitates many goals
Arts and other culture-related activities and creations can help revitalize neighborhoods, bring disparate residents together, honor lived experience and so much more. Thanks to research funded by The Kresge Foundation and documented in a new report, NeighborWorks America has showcased best practices and outlined the top challenges. 
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9/13/2018
Marietta Rodriguez taps into early ‘roots’ in new role as NeighborWorks CEO
Marietta Rodriguez, the new CEO of NeighborWorks America, talks about her first months on the job in one of her first interviews. She has served in  various roles within the organization, giving her the institutional knowledge and industry insights needed to assure that NeighborWorks America remains a go-to source in the industry as it closes its 40th-anniversary year.
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9/6/2018
The Possibilities Project: collaborating to help former-foster-care youth
About 23,000 young people “age out” of America’s foster-care system every year at a vulnerable age. Like most 18-year-olds, they’re financially ill-prepared to be fully independent. Their challenges are exacerbated by histories of abuse, abandonment and neglect. One member of the NeighborWorks network from Virginia has partnered with others to create an innovative solution.
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7/10/2018
It’s disaster season. Are you prepared?
Hurricane season is here once again. Flooding often causes as much damage as the hurricane itself—and that’s a risk faced by many areas of the country as the climate evolves and shifts. It’s a good time for nonprofits to assess their disaster preparedness and response skills.
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6/4/2018
Is disability accommodation in your organization’s ‘DNA’?
Do you know the people in the community you serve who have disabilities? And what special needs they have when they attend one of your meetings? In this post, the World Disability Institute and two of its "ambassadors" offer advice.
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4/3/2018
Interview with Megan Sandel: The secrets to hospital-housing partnerships
A news release late last year carried this headline: “Boston Medical Center is investing $6.5 million over five years to support a wide range of affordable housing initiatives. That's music to the ears of any community development professional. Here, we tell how the deal came together and what others can learn.
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3/16/2018
‘Veteran’ responders reflect as Puerto Rico prepares for hurricane season
Another hurricane season begins June 1 and three community-development professionals on the ground in Puerto Rico reflect on lessons learned, their most urgent needs and what keeps them optimistic. 
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2/21/2018
Puerto Rico: struggling but strong
Two NeighborWorks America staffers visited Puerto Rico to assess the damage that still exists months after Hurricane Maria hit, learn firsthand the progress being made by our three network members on the ground and chart a path forward to continue to help the island's residents recover. 
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2/13/2018
Nonprofits benefit from report cards too
Donors and policymakers want to know the nonprofits they fund are sound and effective. That's the reassurance offered by NeighborWorks America's organizational assessment process. 
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2/6/2018
Six more weeks of winter? Members help residents survive the cold
Frigid winters can cause a lot of inconvenience, but for low-income or homeless people, it often is life-threatening. NeighborWorks network members have found many ways to help. 
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