The toolkit features essays, exercises, and games to help community philanthropy organizations of all kinds understand emerging trends, open up to new possibilities, and innovate new approaches and practices for serving communities
Americans increasingly live in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to an analysis released by The Century Foundation fellow Paul Jargowsky last December. And now, new data shows high-poverty neighborhoods are getting worse—quickly.
Building financial security is an important goal for those working to reduce poverty in America, where 30 percent of households live paycheck to paycheck. Given the complexity and scale of the challenge, approaches to building wealth and financial security must focus both on supporting individual capabilities and expanding market opportunities in communities and geographic regions.
Oxfam shows how extreme inequality is not inevitable, with examples of policies from around the world which have reduced inequality and developed more representative politics, benefiting all, both rich and poor.