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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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Campus and community collaboration

Clark University President John Bassett talks with Communities & Banking about the university?s relationship with the Main South neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Communities and Banking

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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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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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Measuring the impact of community development

Increasingly, community development organizations are being asked to quantify the impact that they have on low- and moderate-income communities. Sean Zielenbach offers advice about undertaking this daunting and complicated task.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 3-9

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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

Discussion Paper
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

Discussion Paper
The case for the community partner in economic development

Community-based organizations promote economic development by assembling investments in affordable housing, mixed-use real estate, community facilities, and small business in specific geographies. A principal way that community-based organizations tap institutional investors for deals is by partnering with investment intermediaries who manage the risk of these transactions by pooling assets, spreading risk across investors, and pricing the transaction up to the associated risk. Such a partnership allows an investment intermediary, or what the industry calls an ?investment vehicle,? to use its ...
Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers , Paper 2007-5

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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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