Community Development

10 Jul 2014

Funder Briefing on the Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, July 10, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
After 20 months of supporting and working closely with community-based organizations in neighborhoods most heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy, North Star Fund published: "From The Edge Of Disaster: How Activists and Insiders Can Use the Lessons of...
25 Jun 2014

The Future of Finance: Shifting Power and Wealth from Wall Street to Main Street

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm
The financialization of our economy is a driving force behind growing inequality in our country, and precipitated the financial crash of 2007. The financial downturn led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, leaving working families...
05 Mar 2014

Economies of Inclusion: Building Strong Local Businesses and Communities

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 -
2:15pm to 5:00pm
Philanthropy New York
For decades, low-and middle-income workers' wages and benefits have failed to keep up with an ever-increasing cost of living, decreasing the social well-being of millions. Income and wealth disparities have become severe and corrosive to the dream...
13 Nov 2013

Where is Opportunity in America? - New York Index Launch

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Each year, Opportunity Nation releases new data for the Opportunity Index , the nation’s only composite measure of economic opportunity at the state and county level. In addition to traditional economic measures like unemployment and wages, the...
15 Sep 2011

New York's Diverse Muslim Community: Building Civic Engagement and Responsive Social Services - Learning Tour

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 8:00am
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The events of September 11, 2001 had a profound effect on all New Yorkers who still recall a deep sense of loss and dislocation. Also vivid ten years later are memories of coming together. People across the city formed strong networks of mutual...

Breaking Through: Harnessing the Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

Publication date: 
03/2016
As technology disrupts entire industries in New York City, another disruption is taking place right alongside—a flood of women entrepreneurs in virtually every industry in the city. Women founders of all ages, races and ethnicities are creating jobs, bolstering the city’s economy, strengthening families and neighborhoods, and providing new and creative solutions to the problems of modern life. Fueled by advances in technology, lowered barriers to entry and recession era lay-offs, women throughout the city—from stay-at-home moms to fashion designers and finance pros—are starting and growing...
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What Works Cities Brief: The City Hall Data Gap

Publication date: 
03/2016
Unlocking the potential of data and evidence to inform decision making is key to ensuring cities thrive in the 21st century. Cities across the country are sold on the value of using data and evidence to make informed decisions for their communities; the demand is robust. But a wide gap exists between cities’ desire and their ability to implement evidence-based practices. This brief quantifies cities’ current practices around the use of data, based on an analysis by The Bridgespan Group of What Works Cities applicants. The analysis is focused on information from the 39 cities visited by What...
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