Stories

Georgia

  • When Any Job Isn’t Enough

    The Babcock Foundation occasionally commissions learning papers to increase our board and staff knowledge of various pathways out of poverty, with a focus on the Southeastern US. This paper on jobs and economic development was begun in 2008 before the recession became apparent and completed as the recession unfolded and deepened. The paper recaps the history of economic and workforce...

  • The South's Difficult Decade

    Even before the onset of the “Great Recession” in December 2007, the 2000s had proven to be a difficult decade for working Southerners. Across the region, the 2000s were a period marked by meager job growth, rising joblessness, rapid industrial change and mounting economic hardships. And the decade’s developments offset many of the gains – most notably against poverty – made by the...

  • Community Development Financial Institutions: A Study on Growth and Sustainability

    The Babcock Foundation occasionally commissions learning papers to increase our board and staff knowledge of various pathways out of poverty, with a focus on the Southeastern United States. This study was released in June 2011 to inform organizational thinking about the challenges and opportunities facing community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

    CDFIs are for-...