2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference to Review Sustaining Efforts in the Future

Each year, our Neighborhood Revitalization Conference brings together people diverse in their profession, but very similar in their commitment to neighborhood building. It is from that foundation we plan the conference, knowing that dedicated people from government, philanthropy, and the private sector all share a similar goal.

The 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference, July 24-25 in Washington, D.C., will pick up where the 2013 event left off in engaging leaders in the fast-paced field of neighborhood revitalization. Yet, this year, there will be an added focus on the future of neighborhood revitalization. We will review efforts to ensure neighborhood revitalization is enduring, lasting beyond changes in administrations. … more

Race for Results Report is a Rally Cry for Equity

“If the United States had closed the racial achievement gap and African-American and Latino student performance had caught up with white students by 1998, the gross domestic product in 2008 would have been up to $525 billion higher.”

So opens The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children. This report found that in America today, a child’s race has an undue influence on his or her ability to succeed, and persistent inequity limits opportunities for individuals and for our country. … more

Connecting Generations

Alliance Members employ intergenerational approaches

As members of extended families are moving more miles apart and society becomes increasingly age-segregated, human-serving organizations look to intergenerational programming to build relationships and community among generations.

Alliance for Children and Families member Bridge Meadows, Portland, Ore., is a three-generation housing community with homes for adoptive families, many of which are kinship families, and apartments for adults 55 years of age and older. … more

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