What Anchor Institutions Can Do by Working Together

Justine Porter and Bich Ha Pham

Anchor collaboratives are stronger and can accomplish goals that once seemed out of reach by combining efforts and resources. However, forming an anchor collaboration isn’t automatic; it takes effort and time to get institutions to see their common interests and potential alignment. The article discusses some ways it can work.

Urban Strategies

Headquartered in St. Louis, Urban Strategies is a national nonprofit aiming to ensure residents in distressed urban core neighborhoods can lead healthy, prosperous lives in thriving, self-sustaining communities.  To do so, Urban Strategies focuses on: 1) planning and coordinating comprehensive, multi-stakeholder community revitalization projects, 2) connecting social services to support the physical redevelopment of communities, and 3) nurturing neighborhood-based leadership.  In 2016, the nonprofit supported over 19,000 families in public and mixed-income housing communities in 29 neighborhoods across the country.

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