Clarence Hightower

Dr. Clarence Hightower is a visionary leader with more than 37 years of nonprofit
experience in the Twin Cities. He is the current executive director of the Community Action
Partnership of Hennepin County, one of the largest anti-poverty organizations in the area and the state’s largest Energy Assistance program. He welcomes reader responses to chightower@caphennepin.org.

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People-first economics

“It’s time to build our economy from the bottom up and from the middle up, not the top-down.”—President Joe Biden...

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A growing divide

We continue to struggle with an economic recession, increasing COVID-19 infection rates, and related disruptions to daily life.

The cost is high to be poor

The cost is high to be poor

Those living in poverty generally pay more in state and local taxes, contribute a much higher percentage of their annual...

Final Four a lesson in large-event planning

Shameful legacies, ongoing neglect

In most American cities throughout the 20th century, people of color, African Americans in particular, were relegated to separate and...

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