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Our donors play a critical role in advancing evidence-based solutions. Thanks to support from our generous contributors and key partners, Urban scholars continue to understand and solve today’s greatest challenges, offering evidence-based insights and analyses that help to expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Your support will enable us to expand our work and quickly respond to emerging challenges. There are many ways to give:

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