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by Shannon Jordy on Feb 20, 2020

#WealthInColor: Disparities in New Orleans' Entrepreneurial Ecosystem [INFOGRAPHIC] 

Eighteen months ago, Living Cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Surdna Foundation embarked on Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up [SU(3)], a three-city initiative designed to address gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of San Francisco, New Orleans and Albuquerque.

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Scot Spencer on Feb 26, 2020

Is Philanthropy Aligned on the Root Causes of Inequities? 

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Sindhu Lakshmanan on Feb 26, 2020

Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds Named to ImpactAssets 50 for Ninth Consecu… 

For the ninth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers with demonstrated financial capacity and a …

Blog Post Brandee McHale on Feb 25, 2020

Rising to the Challenge of Closing Racial Gaps 

Can philanthropy drive systems change? By changing the way we approach the work in our individual institutions and how we collaborate, Living Cities seeks to prove that we can actually make meaningfu…

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Jessica Casey 

Jessica is the Associate Director for the Urban Policy Advisory Group. She recently served as the director of policy development and implementation for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, where she led research an…

Blog Post Adene Sacks & Reggie Rucker on Feb 3, 2020

Building the Backbone for Collaboration: Q&A with the New Leadership Network  

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 30, 2020

Foundations and Financial Institutions Recommit to Work for Racial Equity 

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Blog Post Marlon Williams on Dec 22, 2019

Strength In Numbers: The Importance of the 2020 Census 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Dec 6, 2019

Reimagining Black Wealth: Asking 400 Year Old Questions 

Blog Post 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,…

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…

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Karin Brandt 

Karin Brandt is the Co-Founder and CEO of coUrbanize, a platform that helps communities and urban developers build better cities, together.

Blog Post Sarah Liniger Eisner on Oct 24, 2019

Personal Reparations  

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…

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…

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Jesse Williams 

Jesse Williams is an actor, activist and former public school teacher, widely recognized for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series "Grey's Anatomy."

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.