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  • Impact in Place: ED Releases Report on “Place-Based” Strategy

    Communities that struggle with underperforming schools, rundown housing, neighborhood violence, and poor health know that these are interconnected challenges and that they perpetuate each other. The Department of Education's place-based framework helps the federal government better support a community’s response to such challenges by coming up with solutions that tackle multiple problems, including achieving better outcomes for students and their familes.

  • A Revolution in Planning

    HUD launches new tools to help communities make sure scarce federal dollars are targeted to where they are needed most and can achieve the biggest impact.

  • The Value of Targeted Prevention Programs

    Emmett Folgert works to provide a safe haven for youth in high-crime areas -- his work with Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC) gives him the ability to touch the lives of young people most in need.

  • A Model for Tomorrow: Empowering Successful Students and Productive Communities

    Nita Gonzales, President/CEO of Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, dedicates her career to developing effective equal opportunity education for Latino and low-income youth. Nita and her school cater to "students through a foundation of cultural pride and self-esteem," which lead to success forthe students, their families and their communities.

  • Inspiring Hope: One Story Makes All the Difference

    Leveraging the power of sharing the stories of real women who have overcome obstacles and come out triumphant -- Elvira Diaz, with the the help of groups like PICO and ACTIONN, continues to encourage, organize and inspire women to be accountable for their lives, families and communities.

  • Teaching As An Act of Social Justice

    Nancy Cubano is a founding faculty member of the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy, delighted by her ability to teach, inspire and cultivate the minds of eager students each day. Nancy knows first-hand the adversities that can discourage minority youth from successfully pursuing an education.

  • A Model of Collaboration: White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities

    The White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities is a new federal-local pilot that removes federal agency silos and allows federal government officials to work side-by-side with local leaders to create jobs, improve the business climate, and address local and regional challenges

  • HUD Hosts Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship Program Twitter Town Hall

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts a Twitter town hall to launch the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship program.

  • State of the Union 2012: We Want to Hear From You

    The White House has scheduled online opportunities to ask questions of Administration officials in the days following the President's address to the nation.

  • Building Neighborhoods of Opportunity

    Choice Neighborhood Grants provide local leaders with flexible funds to transform high-poverty neighborhoods with distressed public housing into sustainable communities with mixed-income housing, safe streets, and economic opportunity.