On the Front Lines and the Front Page

As the Network has partnered with cities across the country, local and national press has taken notice, frequently writing about the Network’s approach and impact.

Federally backed network to mentor Prosper Waco effort

Prosper Waco is getting nearly $500,000 in national-level expert help to get started tackling Waco’s biggest social and economic challenges. The National Resource Network will spend the next year helping the antipoverty initiative to create detailed strategies to improve income, health and education levels in Greater Waco.

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City of Waco Budget Ok’d

In other business Tuesday, the council agreed to partner with the National Resource Network for the next year for $490,000 worth of technical assistance to get the Prosper Waco initiatives rolling. The city council agreed to pay $122,000 for its share of the service, with the balance coming from the federally funded network itself. The network will bring in national experts to help analyze and find solutions for Waco’s poverty issues, using data and experiences from other communities.

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City officials push for medical district development

A consortium of ideas were generated on how the city of Meridian can best use the National Resource Network to continue its quest to build a revitalized medical district.

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Mayor Yarber’s 2015 State of the City Address

Mayor Yarber presents to you a State of the City that highlights the city's transformation through transparency, hope in the midst of our hardships, and realism throughout the city's evolution.

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Obama Administration task national experts to come up with ‘transformative’ project in Richmond

On Monday, Mayor Tom Butt announced that Richmond was named a finalist to receive help from The Network. For two days in July, The Network will send a team to Richmond to develop “a more comprehensive understanding of Richmond’s needs and opportunities,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.

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New Council president wants city to focus on infrastructure

Newly elected Meridian City Council President Randy Hammon said he wants to keep Mayor Percy Bland's administration focused on improving the city's infrastructure.

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