Designing Development Work for Greater Outcomes
Read about social impact architecture and how this developing field can use established design principles as a tool for social change.
Memphis and Beyond: Assessing the Market for CRA Investment
In the 40th-anniversary year of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), learn about research into the current market for CRA investment in Memphis and some recommendations for capitalizing on new opportunities.
The Hager Educational Foundation: Empowering Citizens To Make Better Communities
Keith Sanders discusses HEF?s focus on public deliberation as an important dimension of community building and asset-building as a strategy for fostering financial self-sufficiency.
Treasury's myRA To Debut in Late 2014: New Retirement Savings Program Will Provide Safe, No-Fee Starter Accounts
Jeanne Marra, senior community development specialist at the St. Louis Fed, provides information about Treasury?s new retirement savings account aimed at employees with no access to employer-sponsored plans.
Jacobsville Join In!
This comprehensive community development initiative has established a resident-led quality-of-life process for the Jacobsville community.
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.
All Low- and Moderate-Income Areas Are Not Created Equal
Read about the implications of disparities in consumer credit in LMI neighborhoods across metropolitan areas for both residents and regulated financial institutions that serve these markets.
From Dr. King to the Community Reinvestment Act: How His Dream Marches On
In Martin Luther King's speech titled ?I?ve Been to the Mountaintop,? he stressed the importance of intentional social action on behalf of the economically disenfranchised and closed his speech by imploring the audience to continue fighting, even after he passed away.
Opportunity Knocks: Socially Underwriting the Small-Dollar Mortgage
A unique partnership in Memphis is providing small-dollar home loans to LMI individuals. Learn about how they?re making it work.
Anchor institutions in the Mississippi delta: mapping relationships between community anchors and socioeconomic indicators
Learn about the effects of anchor institutions in an area with some of the highest poverty and unemployment rates in the nation.