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Changing Policies and Systems

Anyone working to change policies and systems on the community level can learn from a new MDRC report.
Information Update
June 20, 2012
 

Beyond the Neighborhood: Policy Engagement and Systems Change in the New Communities Program. The report describes the efforts of four local agencies in a comprehensive community initiative (CCI) in Chicago, exploring their engagement with policy issues to improve their neighborhoods. The study holds implications for CCIs around the country, as it speaks to their potential for increasing their efforts to change the larger systems that shape neighborhoods.