Community Wise

Michael Rubinger

Don't abandon impoverished places. Invest in them.

By Michael Rubinger
President & CEO

"Change of Address Offers a Pathway Out of Poverty” (NY Times' The Upshot, front page, May 4) features important new data demonstrating that “place” matters a great deal to a child’s economic prospects. It is not the people but the conditions they live in that are at the root of most poverty. More than 45 million Americans live below the poverty line. As a practical matter, they cannot all move to higher income... More[+]


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