communities and banking
Communities and Banking, Winter 2013Winter 2014
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Letter from the Editor

Universally Available, Publicly Funded Early Education
by Arthur MacEwan, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Universally available, publically funded early childhood education would be a benefit not only to children and their families, but to society.

How Mass Imprisonment Has and Has Not Shaped Childhood Inequality
by Christopher Wildeman, Yale University
Dramatic increases in paternal imprisonment have fundamentally altered racial inequality in child well-being.

Greening the City for Health
by Kathleen L. Wolf, University of Washington
Parks, trees, and green spaces boost human health and well-being in ways that support urban revitalization and quality of life for all.

The Success Boston Initiative
by Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, and Sheila Palma, Center for Labor Market Studies
The Success Boston Initiative is making headway in ensuring that Boston Public School graduates build on their improved college enrollment rates by bringing college graduation rates up, too.

Bringing Wealth Creation Closer to Low-Income Communities
by Fred Rose, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A multisector collaboration that includes anchor institutions is working to provide job training and employment for the unemployed and underemployed in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Reaching Future Manufacturers in Middle School
by Susan H. Palisano, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc.
With an eye to maintaining its competitive edge in the global economy, Connecticut is working to increase the pipeline of interested and competent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students.

Building Credit through Rent Reporting
by Sarah Chenven, Credit Builders Alliance
Reporting rental payments offers low-income renters an opportunity to build credit as a financial asset. Mission-driven affordable-housing organizations are poised to help them.

Mapping New England: People per Financial
Institution Branch

by Kaili Mauricio, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The tally of 6,000 financial institution branches in New England works out to four branches per town, but in reality branch concentrations vary widely.

Making Financial Capability Accessible
by Sheryl Horowitz and Maritza Valentin, Connecticut Association for Human Services
Preliminary results suggest that a Connecticut financial-capability program
is helping clients become better at dealing with money.




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