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Beyond neighborhood revitalization

After community groups rescue a troubled neighborhood, the area may attract many newcomers?and become expensive. One community shows how to help activists retain the diversity of the towns they work so hard to revitalize.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 16-19

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Reasons for optimism

President Minehan delivered these remarks during the July convening of the Bank's Community Development Advisory Council in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 28-31

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Banking unbanked immigrants through remittances

High service fees for sending money abroad can be a financial strain for low and moderate-income immigrants. George Samuels explores how some mainstream financial institutions are offering competitive pricing for the service and, as a result, are banking a new set of customers.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 3-8

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University-community partnerships: 2006 Worcester speaker series

Over the last decade, partnerships between colleges and universities, government, and businesses have helped foster economic development in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2006, the Worcester UniverCity Partnership, a coalition of private and public sector organizations working with colleges, in collaboration with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education, organized a speaker series aimed at promoting the depth and impact of university-community partnerships in the city. This report provides highlights from the 2006 Worcester Speaker Series, discusses the history and ...
Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers , Paper 2007-2

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Quality of life improves in Brockton: fighting for the City of Champions: a collaboration of community lenders

For over a decade, community lenders in Brockton, Massachusetts, have been working together to revitalize this urban center. Leo MacNeil reports on the Brockton Housing Partnership's efforts to increase homeownership, improve social services, and build community.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 16-21, 24

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Immigrant entrepreneurs: a key to Boston's neighborhood revitalization

Marcia Drew Hohn from the Immigrant Learning Center shares highlights of a recent study on the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs in three Boston neighborhoods: Allston Village, East Boston, and Fields Corner.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 20-27

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Town meets gown: the Massachusetts university-community partnership

Sofia T. Romero of Boston College details the formation of a new statewide organization of higher education institutions, committed to reaching out from their campuses and working with their local communities to address mutual concerns.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 9-12

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Productive partnerships: a progress report of insurance industry investors

Life and property and casualty insurers have been formally acting as community economic developers since legislation passed in 1998. Andrea Luquetta of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations summarizes a report documenting their progress to date.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 10-13

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The new community anthology: digital storytelling as a community development strategy

Telling their tale through digital media, digital storytellers harness technology to share their experiences and communicate their values. Three community groups in Massachusetts are employing this concept and using digital stories to support their larger community building efforts.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 9-13

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We just knock on doors

C&B talks to Pedro Arce, CEO of Veritas Bank. Veritas, a new bank, will work with community groups on development projects and serve the 70 percent Latino population of Lawrence, Massachusetts, in ways that might not be practical for large regional or national banks.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 28-30

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