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September 11, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – September 7 through September 11, 2015

THIS WEEK IN CSR
– The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia highlights the work of local companies supporting the community through employee engagement activities and CSR programs that benefit the region in their second issue of GOOD Business. (CFNV, 8/27)

– Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation and lead faculty member for the Institute for CSR, discussed income inequalities in the social profit sector. (American Express, 9/8)

THIS WEEK IN POVERTY
– Opinion: A writer argues that much more philanthropic aid goes toward poor minorities in cities than poor whites in rural areas, despite data that four in 10 poor Americans are white. (Chronicle, 9/3)

Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary is Important for Public Health (Atlantic, 9/7)

THIS WEEK IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING/REGION
– Most of the District’s new housing is located in the center of the city, creating a situation where almost all new housing is in high-rise apartments that most residents and potential residents cannot afford. (GGW, 9/9)

–  Candidates for Arlington County Board recently fielded questions around plans to bring more affordable housing to the area. (ARLnow, 9/9)

– Extreme rent hikes in one longstanding apartment property in Montgomery County, Maryland highlight the much larger issue of affordable housing getting further out of reach for less affluent residents. (WaPo, 9/5)


While early mornings are far from being my favorite time of day, these sounds of daybreak from around the world are no less amusing.

– Ciara

 

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