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by Carmen Smith on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. King’s Dream Keepers 

Here are four keepers of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream. Follow them this MLK Day holiday.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jan 13, 2021

Staff Reflections on the Attack on the Capitol 

This attack on our democracy was an important historical moment, but it was also a deeply personal one.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco & Hafizah Omar on Jan 6, 2021

Practicing Radical Reimagination  

Blog Post Sevetri Wilson on Nov 23, 2020

How Nonprofits Can Close the Racial Wealth Divide in America 

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Edwin Torres 

Blog Post Riley Stewart Lichtenstein on Nov 12, 2020

How Pittsburgh is Mobilizing to Help Businesses Owned by Women and People of Co… 

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on Oct 29, 2020

Centering Equity, Transforming Systems: A Profile on Maia Jachimowicz 

As part of our series highlighting alumni of Living Cities’ cohorts, we spoke with Maia Jachimowicz, who currently serves as the VP for Evidence-Based Policy Implementation at Results for America. Ma…

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post Melissa Burrows & Natoya Walker Minor on Oct 29, 2020

How Cleveland is Assisting Very Small Businesses with Contracting in the City 

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Oct 21, 2020

How to Infuse Learning Throughout Your Organization 

In the penultimate post of our Learning, Storytelling and Results series, Senior Associate and Content Strategy Lead Shannon Jordy describes how Living Cities has built and sustained a robust learnin…

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Philip Gaskin on Oct 20, 2020

Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Close Racial Wealth Gaps 

A new partnership with the Kauffman Foundation to support entrepreneurs of color.

Blog Post Shannon Jordy & Elizabeth Reynoso on Oct 15, 2020

#WealthInColor: Accessing Albuquerque's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 

In the latest #WealthInColor infographic, Living Cities and its local partners offer a visual representation of what exists for entrepreneurs in Albuquerque and what doesn’t, so that ecosystem builde…

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Oct 7, 2020

Reimagining Our Realities through Storytelling 

In the fourth piece of a multi-part series from Living Cities' Learning, Storytelling and Results team, Joanna Carrasco shares her insights on the importance of using storytelling for racial equity.

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Frank Mirabal 

Dr. Frank Mirabal works with the Mayors Office to bring together cross-sector partners to creatively address the complex challenges the city of Albuquerque faces.

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey & Crystal Li on Sep 30, 2020

Bringing Heart to Data: How to Measure the Unmeasurable 

In the previous blog in this series, we shared how the Emergent Learning framework helps us set hypotheses, find learning opportunities, and generate insights as part of our day-to-day work. But the …

Blog Post Marlon Williams on Sep 29, 2020

A Public Sector Guide to Talking About Race 

Blog Post Sevetri Wilson on Sep 28, 2020

Building Stronger Relationships Between Governments and Nonprofits 

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Sep 23, 2020

Using Emergent Learning to Meet Challenges and Foster Racial Equity 

In the second piece of a multi-part series from Living Cities' Learning, Storytelling and Results team, Associate Director Jeff Raderstrong describes how we have used emergent learning tools and proc…

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James Ross 

James Ross is Director of Communications at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. James Ross has a BA in Journalism from the University of Alabama and an MA in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He is curren…

Blog Post Ellen Ward & Hafizah Omar on Sep 23, 2020

Centering Healing and Humanity  

We believe that healing and accountability are inextricably connected – that we cannot do the work of healing and moving through harm if we don’t work to be accountable in acknowledging the harm.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on Sep 16, 2020

Ending White Supremacy Culture: A Resource for Naming What We Mean When We Say …