Category Archives: Economic development

An innovative plan to support Detroit’s recovery

While Detroit struggles with the effects of its bankruptcy, leading thinkers gathered at Wayne State University to discuss solutions. The conference, Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities, was held last week, and Praxia Partners’ founder and … Continue reading

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Detroit Bankruptcy and Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities

Praxia Partners’ founder Joe Recchie was invited to present at the upcoming Detroit Bankruptcy and Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities conference. He’ll join experts, policymakers, community organizers, and researchers from across the nation to look at the fiscal health of modern American cities.

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Innovative Finance Series: launching Pay for Success

As part of our Innovative Finance Series, we’ve been following Cuyahoga County’s proposal to use Pay for Success to help homeless Ohio families remain intact. Today, we take a closer look the first steps of launching a Pay for Success … Continue reading

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Innovative Finance Series: Pay for Success to serve our most vulnerable families

Last month, we discussed Cuyahoga County’s proposal to use Pay for Success to help homeless Ohio families remain intact. This month, we spoke to some of those involved for an in-depth profile of the plan.

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Video and photos: Why food assistance matters

In light of the recent cuts to food assistance, a Colorado nonprofit, Hunger Free Colorado, spotlights the day-to-day reality of hunger in America.

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Innovative Finance Series: Inside Ohio’s “Pay for Success” plan to help children and families

Praxia Partners believes that innovative finance can boost social services and ease inequity. This week, we discuss how “Pay for Success” can help some of Ohio’s most vulnerable families

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Women and poverty

A new study shows that women are bearing the brunt of income inequality.

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50 years after the War on Poverty, visualizing poverty in America

The New York Times recently created an interactive map that shows how far we have to go to eliminate poverty in the US. How does your community fare? 

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The truth about low-wage workers

President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage by $1.75 to $9 per hour. Who might benefit? 

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This Thanksgiving, cuts to food assistance hit families hard

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, food banks are bracing for unprecedented demand due to cuts in food assistance for the most vulnerable in society.

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