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February 18  ·  Industry News »

Geoffrey Canada to Leave Harlem Children’s Zone

Geoffrey Cananda will step down from his role as chief executive of the Harlem Children’s Zone in June, the New York Times reported. more

February 11  ·  Industry News »

Cristina Jimenez Recognized in Forbes

Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream, was recognized in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 law and policy influencers under 30. more

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Comprehensive Community Initiatives

Redefining Community Development

Takes a close look at comprehensive community initiatives, including those supported by the Annie E. Casey, Clark, Ford, and Surdna Foundations, and their role in empowering poor communities. The report examines how community groups work together toward the common purpose of changing the way their local systems (housing, schools, welfare) work and the way community groups work within those systems.

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When The Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses Fought Back

Financial Justice: The People's Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse, by Larry Kirsch and Robert N. Mayer, Praeger, May 2013. 236 pp. $48.00 (Hardcover). Available on Amazon.