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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of Boston  Series:Communities and Banking 

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The community investment enterprise : uniting the for-profit and nonprofit worlds

A new kind of partnership is benefiting both nonprofits and for-profits by tapping the scale of investment and depth of data available in the for-profit world and applying 50 percent of returns to underserved communities.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 29-30

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College financial aid in troubled times

An economist and member of The College Board calls for streamlining the financial aid system to help lower-income families make an investment that is critical to their children?s future.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 12-14

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Changes in income distribution in New England

Although by some measures New Englanders are doing well economically, the region has experienced the largest jump in household income inequality of all nine census divisions. The authors parse the data.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 20-23

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Homeless prevention: an inexpensive solution to a costly social problem

Although thousands of insurance professionals work daily in downtown Hartford, the vast majority head back to the suburbs in the evening. In the sea of suits milling around downtown, it is easy to forget that on any single night more than 700 people in the capital region are homeless.
Communities and Banking , Issue Winter , Pages 10-11

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First person: Gerald Chertavian, Year Up Executive Director: changing minds

In 2000, a tech entrepreneur who dreamed of helping low-income young adults build solid career paths founded a unique school. Since then he has been changing minds about what people need to succeed.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 22-24

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Changing direction: one banker's journey from NYC to Brattleboro

Mike Mandracchia leads off this series with his personal perspective on what it means to be a community banker - and the switch in lifestyle from New York City to a small town in southern Vermont.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 22-23

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A nonprofit chooses a path to expansion

Successful nonprofits often wonder whether to grow and, if so, how. In 2006, the Massachusetts-based MY TURN began an in-depth self-assessment as part of a strategizing process that may be instructive for other organizations.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 15-17

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Enabling good housing decisions

To counteract clients? bad mortgage choices, community groups must first understand the emotional component of housing decisions. The author explains how choice architecture can help prospective homebuyers avoid mistakes.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 9-11

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Finding new challenges in Chinatown

The president of Asian American Bank, Raymond Tung, shares the lessons he has learned at the helm of a community bank founded to meet the financial services needs of Boston's Asian immigrant community.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 22-23

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Mapping New England: the caregiver crunch

The numbers of people over 85 are growing faster than the numbers of typical caregivers (women aged 25 to 44) and may mean a shortage of caregivers in some regions.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 8




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