Addressing Challenges in Community-Based Service Coordination

June 2, 2016

MDRC, the nation’s preeminent social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor, is evaluating the CCF initiative. This brief is the second in a series documenting the implementation of an economic mobility initiative by New York City’s Change Capital Fund (CCF).

This series highlights issues for practitioners and funders involved with comprehensive community initiatives. The first brief described CCF in detail; introduced the initiative’s five grantees (New Settlement Apartments in the Bronx and St. Nicks Alliance, the Fifth Avenue Committee, Community Solutions/Brownsville Partnership, and Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation in Brooklyn); and shared the organizations’ ambitious work plans and start-up efforts. This second brief describes two pervasive challenges to service coordination and the ways grantees have responded to them.

Read the full brief here.

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