September 2007

Youth and Education - Volume 19, Issue 2

This issue of Community Investments focuses on youth and education, and considers how the community development field can contribute to improving access to a high quality education for low-income children. The issue explores the links between poverty and academic achievement, highlights research that demonstrates the economic benefits of investing in early childhood education, and examines ways to connect schools with neighborhood revitalization efforts.

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CI Notebook
Introduction by Carolina Reid

Back to School: Prioritizing Education in Community Development Efforts
Carolina Reid

The Power of Preschool: Early Investment Yields Solid Returns
Kathleen Reich

The Economics of Early Childhood Development as Seen by Two Fed Economists
Arthur J. Rolnick and Rob Grunewald

Linking Community Development and School Improvement: An Interview with Professor Mark Warren

The Community Development and Education Connection: Reviving Cities, Transforming Schools and Engaging Young People in the Process
Deborah McKoy

Expanding Effective Early Learning Programs for Children in Oregon
Swati Adarkar

The Carver Park Story: Safe Affordable Housing Equals Student Achievement
Deb Drysdale Elias

Youth Engagement in Planning Nationwide: A Convening in New Orleans
Ariel Bierbaum and Alissa Kronovet

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