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 - 2014
The Open Indicators Consortium (OIC), which operated from 2008 to 2014, was founded by partners from across the United States who came together to support and guide the development of the... [read more]
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]

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