After a grassroots community partner questioned the efficacy of a local mobile play program, our senior project officer Tim Schwantes paused for a conversation with the program’s funder to explore tough questions about the long-term impacts of their investments.
In 2014, the New York Community Trust (NYCT) invested in three South Bronx neighborhoods to help them become healthier places to live. The Healthy and Livable South Bronx initiative was a departure from past grant efforts, which focused more on individual agencies that provided direct services. In partnership with New York State Health Foundation, NYCT […]
Highlights from the 2019 Untokening gathering in Durham, NC
Laying the Foundations for Equitable and Sustainable Communities
Highlights from the 2019 National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference
Youth share their perspective of their own communities through Photovoice
How air quality impacts community health, and how we can improve it
As Healthy Places by Design’s Sarah Moore reflected in her August 15 blog, education is a social determinant of health and one of the strongest indicators of life expectancy. So it’s no wonder that communities across the country are working hard to ensure that all children have an opportunity to thrive. Their lives—and our nation’s […]
Aetna Foundation Grantees Use Virtual Connections for Self-Sustained Learning
A personal reflection on the relationship between education and place.