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by 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 learning and communications practice through our learning liaisons.

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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Edwin Torres 

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 

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Innovation Teams 

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…

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 … 

Blog Post Brian Smith & Jim Terrell on Aug 17, 2020

Fortis Capital Partners with Living Cities and the City of Minneapolis to Doubl… 

A new fund will increase access to affordable debt for small and growing businesses owned by Black and brown people in Minneapolis.

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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 Marlon Williams on Aug 12, 2020

Lessons on Anti-Racist Organizing Across Government and Community 

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong & Shannon Jordy on Aug 10, 2020

Connecting Communications and Learning for Results 

In this first post in a multi-part series, members of our Learning, Storytelling and Results team describe how uniting these three functions has not only streamlined the process of learning but also …

Blog Post Crystal Li & Hafizah Omar on Aug 6, 2020

Model Minority No More: Towards a Model of Mutual Struggle  

Blog Post Carmen Smith on Jul 24, 2020

Telling Black Stories Inclusive of Joy 

Philanthropists and public sector communicators must practice storytelling that is a humane representation of the Black experience. This blog suggests ways to share holistic Black narratives.

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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 Chinedu Enekwe on Jul 10, 2020

Black Futures Matter: Bet on Black 

Institutions have taken an encouraging anti-racist stance in committing to fund BIPOC fund managers.

Blog Post John Green on Jul 8, 2020

Attacking the Gap: How Blackstar Stability is Investing in Black Homeownership  

John Green, Managing Principal at Blackstar, shares his perspectives on the legacy of discriminatory practices that have systematically prevented large swaths of the Black community from owning and k…