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.
Jacobsville Join In!
This comprehensive community development initiative has established a resident-led quality-of-life process for the Jacobsville community.
CDAC Spotlight: Redefining Historic Preservation
Cary Tyson of Little Rock?s Arkansas Historic Preservation Program makes a case for taking a new look at how communities can create compelling environments and sustainable economies in the 21st century.
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An Economy of Neighborliness in the Missouri Ozarks
What is an equitable economy? How do you engage the underserved in the process of sustaining localized economies, especially in isolated spaces? How can underrepresented communities be the writers of their own collective and individual futures? These were some of the questions I set out to answer when I began organizing artists and food producers in Oregon County, Mo., in 2011.
When Banks Work Together: Lessons from a CRA Association
Read about the Metropolitan St. Louis CRA Association ? its purpose, accomplishments, benefits and lessons learned.
Memphis Fights Blight: Collaborating to Win the Battle Against Vacant and Abandoned Property
Memphis and Shelby County are zealously battling to eliminate the huge challenge of blight?and they?re starting to see results.
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.