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by Brinda Ganguly & Brian R. Nagendra on Apr 17, 2019

Apply a racial lens, and other lessons from Living Cities’ impact investments 

Race-neutral efforts to boost economic opportunity have failed. Going forward, organizations across sectors must deliberately incorporate a racial lens into their economic security efforts.

Blog Post Matt Baer on Apr 4, 2019

Accelerating Government’s Knowledge of Undoing Racism 

Five cities are building their understanding of structural and systemic inequality, in order to deepen their ability to address small business growth with a racial equity lens so all communities can …

Blog Post Kien Lee on Apr 3, 2019

Key Recommendations for Funders, Evaluators, and Technical Assistance Providers… 

We are lifting up lessons we’ve learned from our Racial Equity Here cohort, five cities working to operationalize racial equity in local governments. In this blog post, Kien Lee, our evaluator outlin…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Crystal Li on Mar 22, 2019

Getting Real About Results 

How can we fix the disconnect between our investment and the impact we hope to achieve?

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Bill Sadler 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Ben Hecht on Mar 22, 2019

Beyond Counting Policies: Measuring Progress in Racial Equity 

Blog Post TD Lowe on Mar 14, 2019

From IPO to Oh No 

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Innovation Teams 

Blog Post Brinda Ganguly & Brian R. Nagendra on Mar 13, 2019

Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds Named to ImpactAssets 50 for Eighth Consec… 

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

Blog Post Kien Lee on Mar 12, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: Community Engagement  

Community engagement is central to cities’ racial equity strategies. It's also where cities need a lot of support.

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

Rewriting the Rules: Builders and Benefactors’ Influence on the Entrepreneurial… 

Systems change requires the undoing and restructuring of policies, practices, and power structures that have long existed and maintained harmful inequities. These inequities have held people in posit…

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Mar 5, 2019

Holding Staff Through Our Racial Equity Journey 

Blog Post Michelle Melendez on Feb 26, 2019

How Albuquerque is Institutionalizing Racial Equity, One Contract at a Time 

How the City is lowering barriers for business owners of color and local businesses to compete for city contracts, and growing the economic pie for all residents.

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Cynthia Jaggi 

Cynthia Jaggi is the Founder of GatherWell and a regular blogger for the non-profit career site, idealist.org. She writes about the new economy, social innovation and living your most meaningful life at cynthiajaggi.com.

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on Feb 21, 2019

What Does Racial Equity & Inclusion Look Like for You? 

Through our Racial Equity Here initiative, we learned that there are "spark plugs" everywhere, at every level, who are working to normalize, organize and operationalize racial equity in institutions.…

Blog Post Julienne Kaleta & Joanna Carrasco on Feb 15, 2019

Flipping the Script: A Moral and Economic Case for Narrative Change 

Narratives widely held by Americans perpetuate harmful beliefs about why inequities exist, and what we can or should do about them. Harmful narratives are important to tackle now more than ever, in p…

Blog Post Ingrid Gould Ellen on Jan 28, 2019

4 Ways to Tackle Segregated Cities, and Why It Matters 

Racial segregation in the United States leaves children of different races and ethnicities separated into neighborhoods with widely unequal resources and opportunities. In order to achieve racial equ…

Blog Post Lethy Liriano on Jan 10, 2019

Applying Healing Justice to Our Internal Journey in Racial Equity 

We're learning that if we want to do transformational work in the world, we must build interpersonal, restorative relationships.

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Caroline Whistler 

Caroline is CEO and co-founder of Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Blog Post on Dec 5, 2018

After 20 Years, Three Regions Confront Their Divisions 

Collective reflections on the efforts of three leaders to achieve inclusive growth and adopt a racial equity framework

Blog Post Nick Jean Baptiste on Dec 4, 2018

HiGro: Growing Businesses. Growing People. Growing Communities. Growing Profits 

Investing in an often-overlooked business model—family-run businesses—can create jobs, strengthen communities, and support families.