February 2016

Using “Pay For Success” to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Affordable Housing

The following blog post was written by John Griffith, Senior Analyst and Project Manager at Enterprise Community Partners, an organization that helps finance, build and advocate for affordable housing in communities across the U.S. Pay for Success initiatives condition government payments for service providers on the outcomes they achieve. This innovative funding strategy targets taxpayer dollars to programs based on

Building Blocks for Learning

The following post was written by Pamela Cantor, M.D. and K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Ph.D. Adversity does not just happen to children, it happens inside them, through the biological mechanism of stress. It impacts health, behavior, and how they learn. For those familiar with toxic stress, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a study published in Pediatrics earlier this month

How to Build a Stronger Talent Pipeline

The following blog post was written by Elyse Rosenblum, Principal, Grads of Life Earlier this month, President Obama announced that the White House and the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education would nearly double last year’s budget request to support young Americans who are out of school and out of work. By proposing $5.5 billion for summer jobs,