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What Makes a Solution?

9/30/2003:   What does a homelessness prevention program in Los Angeles share with a rural infant mortality program and a job training program for women in construction?

Researchers at The Pew Partnership for Civic Change knew successful programs shared certain common threads but wanted to profile them in a publication that was somewhere between a dry impact evaluation and purely anecdotal descriptions.

The new report, What Makes a Solution? Lessons and Findings from Solutions for America, highlights findings from 19 projects and identifies common features of effective community-based programs.

What Makes a Solution? looks at projects in major cities, smaller urban centers, and rural communities, addressing issues in five policy areas: community economic development, community health, workforce development, civic engagement, and children, youth, and families.

To download a copy of the report, visit www.pew-partnership.org or request a printed copy by e-mailing mail@pew-partnership.org.

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