Cross-Currents: Powering Creative Readiness
Janet Kagan discusses how neglected neighborhoods and underserved rural towns can use creative thinkers to help keep communities alive by trusting nonlinear thinking and tolerating risk. Art-Force is a model for this type of economic revitalization.
Improving Opportunities for Economic Mobility: New Evidence and Policy Lessons
In an excerpt from the St. Louis Fed?s new publication, Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy, Raj Chetty discusses research on how children from disadvantaged backgrounds can be given better chances of succeeding.
RISE to the Challenge: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Louisville
Suhas Kulkarni explains the major impact of immigrant entrepreneurship on this country and discusses how Louisville?s RISE program is helping immigrants become business-ready.
Does College Level the Playing Field?
The answer to this question may be ?No?; read about a research symposium and subsequent paper that explored the links between race and ethnicity, and education and wealth.
Bioscience as a Foundation for Transforming St. Louis
The St. Louis community has made significant strides in establishing the infrastructure to commercialize bioscience innovation and capture the economic benefit. The long-term vision of BioSTL, a nonprofit organization, is to transform St. Louis, but not just in the biosciences.
Food Hubs: 10 Lessons on Viability
In this excerpt from Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, learn about the purpose and importance of investing in food hubs.
Family scholar house: educational program breaks cycle of poverty for single parents in Louisville
St. Louis Fed Senior Community Development Specialist Faith Weekly introduces readers to a program that is changing lives for single parents enrolled in college.
A Global Perspective of the U.S. Workforce in the Midst of Technological Advancement
Learn about the need to create systems that better reflect the demands of the global workforce in an age when technology threatens to displace many workers.
Communities and Capital: A Foundation for Success
Communities Unlimited is working with existing and new partners to make their mission of moving communities in areas of persistent poverty toward sustainable prosperity a reality.
CDAC spotlight: charter school anchors St. Louis neighborhood revitalization
IFF?s CEO explains how the opening of KIPP Inspire Academy has built momentum and renewal in St. Louis? Fox Park neighborhood.