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Front-Line Hero: Curing violence with Derick Scott

Aimée Simpierre on Feb 15, 2017

When asked to sum up his high school experience during a job interview, Derick Scott didn’t quite offer a textbook response: “High school, wow: Sex, drugs and rock and roll.”

Run-ins with gangs, fights…

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The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative needs more evaluation

Reg Foster on Feb 21, 2017

New York state has embarked on the most innovative attempt to reduce poverty in a generation. It’s a daring approach that we should all be watching closely because the results could profoundly change…

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Community Service Society report shows positive signs for New York’s poorest

Dan Rosenblum on Jan 23, 2017

Health care expansion and wage increases adopted by lawmakers in Albany and New York City have been effective at making life easier for some low-income residents, according to the Community Servic…

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Planning your leadership transition

Michael Zisser on Feb 01, 2017

I am reminded of the Paul Simon song “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” when I think of the many conversations I’ve had with chief executives who have recently retired or are contemplating retirement or…

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