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by Shannon Jordy on Nov 21, 2019

#WealthInColor: Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises 

As part of our #WealthInColor video series, we’re proud to be able to highlight the first of our New Orleans entrepreneurs. Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises is an engineer, former baseball player, previous employee of a Fortune 5 oil company, and now the co-founder and CEO of this New Orleans-based real estate development, construction and property management company.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 20, 2019

Living Our Values as a 21st Century Learning Organization: Lessons from Digital… 

We spent two years building a digital community engagement tool to help practitioners close racial gaps. We share our lessons learned in a new report.

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Nov 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems 

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in acces…

Blog Post Sarah Liniger Eisner on Oct 24, 2019

Personal Reparations  

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Gigi Georges 

Gigi Georges and Program Director for Innovation Strategies at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Blog Post Lethy Liriano on Oct 15, 2019

Dominican / American 

This blog is part of our series highlighting Latinx staff members in honor of Latinx Heritage Month.

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Oct 14, 2019

#WealthInColor: Red Planet Books and Comics [VIDEO] 

Red Planet Books and Comics owner Lee Francis tackles the perceptions of and narratives about Native Americans and their communities, and has important lessons for investors in New Mexico and beyon…

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Oct 10, 2019

Building Inclusive Ecosystems: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

How can we build ecosystems that put entrepreneurs of color at the center? At HBCU@SXSW we had a conversation about how inclusive ecosystem building can address the country’s legacy of racial dispari…

Blog Post Thiara Falcon on Oct 9, 2019

Afro-Latinidad 

This blog is part of our series highlighting Latinx staff members in honor of Latinx Heritage Month.

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 9, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact: The Reflection and Practice 

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 7, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact  

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Oct 2, 2019

Power of Collective Action 

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Richard Crews 

Richard Crews serves as the Community Impact Manager of Thriving Together for Valley of the Sun United Way, a birth to career initiative to ensure that all children, youth and young adults in Phoenix realize their full potential in school, career an…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 30, 2019

An Exciting Update from Living Cities: JaNay's New Role as Chief Strategy Offic… 

Announcing JaNay Queen Nazaire's new role as Living Cities’ first Chief Strategy Officer.

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Sep 24, 2019

#WealthInColor: Honeymoon Brewery [VIDEO] 

In the first of our six-part #WealthInColor video series – featuring Black, Latinx and Native American founders – Ayla Bystrom-Williams of Honeymoon Brewery shares her entrepreneurial journey.

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on Sep 24, 2019

White Women: It’s Time to Rewrite Our Narrative as Anti-Racists 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Sep 23, 2019

Capital for the New Majority: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

What does it take to disrupt barriers to access to capital for people of color and shift who ultimately gets to grow and build wealth? At HBCU@SXSW we had a conversation with ecosystem builders and c…

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Erica Raleigh 

Erica Raleigh is Assistant Director of Projects for Data Driven Detroit. She has led numerous projects for Data Driven Detroit, including the Woodward Corridor Initiative and the One D Scorecard, and worked to create internal structures for project …

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on Sep 19, 2019

Putting Entrepreneurs of Color in the Center: What Ecosystems and City Governme… 

Living Cities has been working with eight municipalities that are trying new approaches to address the fragmentation and barriers that founders of color experience in their communities.

Blog Post Ted Smith on Sep 19, 2019

What is a Community Data Portal and What Difference Can it Make?