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Scott Allard Addresses Issues of Suburban Poverty in Recent Op-Ed

Posted: 8/15/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, recently published an Op-Ed titled “Philanthropy’s Neglect of the Suburban Poor Hurts Us All” in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Allard discusses the lack of awareness about issues of poverty–which are often mistaken to be “solely urban problems, primarily affecting racial and ethnic minorities in cities”–in the suburbs, along with the comparatively weak capacity of suburban nonprofit and philanthropy efforts to address these issues. The full Op-Ed is available below.

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