Monthly Archives: July 2013

Study: economic insecurity affects 4 out of 5 Americans

The Associated Press’ Hope Yen recently published an eye-opening piece about the extent of financial insecurity in America. 80% of American adults are dealing with unemployment, the prospect of slipping into poverty, or having to turn to the government to help … Continue reading

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This Week In Community Development

Solar is taking off around the world, and policy makers are learning valuable lessons from the Long Island Power Authority’s feed in tariff solar program. Read more about these and other news items after the jump. For more renewable energy … Continue reading

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Fighting blight in Detroit

While city officials focus on Detroit’s dire economic straits, residents tackle urban blight head on. From Nick Carey’s article:

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This Week in Community Development

A lot of interesting items crossed our path this week. Washington is making waves on several fronts that will affect community development across the nation, and the Midwest is making moves to pilot innovative projects in renewable energy.  Meanwhile, pundits, … Continue reading

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Fundraising— it’s not just about bake sales anymore

Fundraising used to mean rummage sales and knocking on neighbors’ doors. Today, community-based programs are using crowdfunding and social media to tap into a global community of supporters.  The concept of “community” is no longer restricted to a neighborhood or … Continue reading

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This Week In Community Development

Our own CRE’s efforts in Granville, Ohio were the talk of the town this week. Also in the news, student debt get’s more challenging, but many smart people are coming up with new policy solutions to consider, and communities worldwide … Continue reading

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Get Inspired By A Group of Children in 2 Minutes or Less

  Feeling inspired? Hard not to be, after seeing the determination and hope in their faces. Help them achieve their dreams! Donate to their program today. You can even read more about the children at Providence Glen and Praxia’s work … Continue reading

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This Week in Community Development

First of all- Happy Independence Day! Hope you all enjoyed your holiday yesterday! This week brought us big news from Washington some good, some bad. Senator Brown spoke out on behalf of students everywhere as Washington wages war on student … Continue reading

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The power of the crowd could rescue reading program

Providence Glen hopes it won’t be closing the book on summer literacy series

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