Roanoke, Virginia’s West End neighborhood was recently typified by high rates of crime, poverty, poor health outcomes, and financial insecurity. The Freedom First Credit Union decided to finance the city’s rejuvenation efforts to stabilize the most at-risk households in the neighborhood.
We have seen countless innovative and impactful programs rise up from the local level, whether it’s working to reduce health disparities or to improve food access. That’s often where the most meaningful work happens. Just take a look at the mobile food […]
It was 1994-1995 when a group of civic leaders, under the name of Scranton Tomorrow, concluded it was time for a new way to approach the region’s future. Inspired by several other communities using a Healthier Communities process, they launched Forging the Future.
Shortly after the bus eased into its parking space outside the Lawndale Christian Health Center, Carolyn Peterson hurried on. But instead of seats for passengers, the bus — a rehabbed CTA 40-footer — was equipped with shelves and coolers of […]
Learn about the hearts and minds behind Community Commons: Institute for People, Place, and Possibility (IP3)