Margaret Simms

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Institute Fellow, Director of Low-Income Working Families Initiative
The Urban Institute
Margaret C. Simms is an Institute fellow at the Urban Institute and director of the Institute's Low-Income Working Families project since 2007. A nationally recognized expert on the economic well-being of African Americans, her current work focuses on low-income families, with an emphasis on employment and asset building. She has had over 40 years experiences conducting and managing projects on vulnerable populations. Dr. Simms was co-principal investigator of two Urban Institute studies of CSBG: the implementation evaluation study of CSBG ARRA, which examined the ways in which local community action agencies and other local organizations used and accounted for the stimulus money available from the federal government and another project on performance measurement and management for CSBG. Both studies were completed for the Office of Community Services, Division of State Assistance at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.