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Opportunity Zones: Driver of Economic Development or Domestic Tax Shelter for the Rich?


BY HILARY GELFOND   Introduction to Opportunity Zones As part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zone (OZ) program was created as a mechanism to funnel investments into targeted low-income areas throughout the United States. Though the program was recently implemented, it has gained significant attention as a place-based policy that […]

Driving Youth Outcomes Through Collective Impact


BY HAYLING PRICE AND JACOB COHEN This piece appeared in our 2015 print journal. You can order your copy here.  Introduction The zip code a child resides in should not determine his or her life prospects. Yet, many neighborhoods of concentrated poverty struggle to provide children with pathways to opportunity. To address this intractable moral and […]

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