How the U.S. Government Can Better Promote “Anchor” Institutions
Brandi Lupo, Roosevelt Alum, on RegBlog
While investing in anchor institutions is no “silver bullet for addressing the socioeconomic challenges” facing communities, the federal government can and should better partner with these institutions to promote development from within communities themselves.
The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, recently announced a strategic action plan to engage the city’s anchor institutions. The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a student-run policy organization, launched an initiative that capitalizes on its student membership to examine the role universities can play in local communities.