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Fellowship Opportunities

Teaching and Principal   Ambassador Fellowship

Applications for   the US Department of Education's Teaching and Principal   Ambassador Fellowships are now open. Positions are   paid and available on a full and part-time basis for one year. Teachingand Principal Ambassador   Fellows are outstanding educators, with a record of leadership in the school   community, strong communication skills, and insights on education policy   based in their school and classroom expertise.

Deadline for Applications: January 20th, 2015


Policy Link: Funding Your Healthy   Food Project with USDA Resources

January 22, 2015

2pm EST/ 11am PST

This webinar will introduce the audience to several   programs at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provide   examples of how USDA funding is being tapped to improve access to healthy   foods and support local food system development in low-income urban   communities.

Register   here


ABC Mouse: Free Early   Learning Curriculum


The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy offers online   curriculum designed by early childhood experts for children ages 2-6+.    Used in more than 45,000 classrooms, the site is free to schools, Head Start   programs, public libraries, and other community organizations and is now   being made free to housing authorities. To learn more about ABCmouse.com, click here. To receive free access and   for more infomration, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Research and Publications

A Framework for State   Level Promise Zones


The Promise Zones model   supports innovative localities as they implement comprehensive,   evidence-based strategies to revitalize high-poverty communities.  A new   report by The Center for American Progress provides a framework for state   leaders to adopt the Promise Zone model to increase opportunity for their   residents.  To read this report, click   here.

Building Sustainable   Communities: Initial Research Results

When community development is approached in a   comprehensive way, investments into poor communities create results. This   report, presented by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), shows how   jobs and income in neighborhoods that LISC heavily invested in grew at a   significantly faster pace than similar communities with little to no   investment. To read this report, click   here.

Sticker Shock:   Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000   or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate   outcomes that result in even greater costs. A report released by the Justice   Policy Institute examines the costs associated with the incarceration of   juveniles, and presents ways to more effectively help youth transition out of   the juvenile justice system. To read this report, click here


Tackling Poverty in   Place


A new article from Urban Institute looks at initiatives   that focus on distressed neighborhoods and examines three themes in tackling   neighborhood poverty. The piece also provides links to relevant research. To   read the article, click here.


Renovated Public Housing   Tied to Fewer Repeat ER Visits for Kids


A new study by The University of California, San Francisco   examines data on emergency and urgent-care needs of children in San Francisco.   The study reveals that kids living in renovated HOPE VI public housing were   less likely to repeatedly have emergency room visits than those living in old   public housing.  To read more about the study, click   here.


Lost in Place: Why the   Persistence and Spread of Concentrated Poverty – Not Gentrification – is Our   Biggest Urban Challenge


A paper from City Observatory examines population changes   in America’s poorest urban neighborhoods in the past four decades. This   analysis finds that the number of high poverty neighborhoods has tripled from   1970 to 2010 and the number of poor persons living in these neighborhoods has   doubled.  To read this paper, click here





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