Cross-Site Projects

Cross-site projects are those undertaken by NNIP with the participation of multiple partners. Some initiatives are designed to engage all of the local partners and strengthen the network as a whole. In others, a few partners undertake a comparable set of tasks to advance an agenda in their own community. Throughout the initiative partners share their successes and challenges and their experiences are woven together in a summary report to offer lessons for other localities and national policy.

2008 - 2013
Funders: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, McKnight Foundation
NNIP has developed a concept and plan for a shared indicators system with common measures across sites. The network has not yet raised the funds for implementation of these ideas. The lack... [read more]
2008 - 2012
Funder: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Sustainable Communities Initiative, implemented by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), involves strategic programs of action to transform communities in several demonstration... [read more]
Children walking out of school building.
June 2009 - June 2012
Funders: Open Society Foundations, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fannie Mae
Little information exists about the children living in families facing foreclosure.  Having well-grounded analysis raises the profile of how the crisis is affecting children and spurs local... [read more]
Caregiver with children at daycare
October 2007 - August 2010
Funder: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Eight partners were selected through a competitive process to participate in the initiative (see partners listed on the right).  The project utilized the work of Charlie Bruner (Des Moines) who... [read more]
September 2008 - August 2009
Funder: Fannie Mae
The cross-site project, Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis, aimed to help local stakeholders in Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. design more effective data-driven strategies to... [read more]