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Investing in Transformative Systems Change: A Call for Racial Equity
Ben Hecht
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Today’s community development field can trace its roots back to the War on Poverty of the 1960s, when we, as a nation, rallied around a bold vision that we could and would conquer poverty. The growing field was driven by a clear theory of change: If you could transform the built environment, neighborhood by neighborhood, you would dramatically improve the well-being of a significant portion of the nation’s low-income people


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Ben Hecht, "Investing in Transformative Systems Change: A Call for Racial Equity" , Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Cascade, volume 3, number 100, Fall 2018.
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Keywords: community development; equality
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