What our partners in San Antonio have learned from their work in The Integration Initiative so far.

Last April, five new sites from the southern and western U.S. joined the existing partners in The Integration Initiative (TII). Albuquerque, New Orleans, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle/ King County will apply the principles of collective impact to increase opportunities for low-income people.

Living Cities and our partners learned a lot from the first round of TII – and know we still have room to grow. In the second round, we’ve committed to a developmental evaluation approach. We will be refine what we are doing - and sharing our learning - as we go.

With that in mind, we asked the directors of our new site partners to share what they are learning as a part of TII. We’ve already heard from Albuquerque’s Mayor Berry and Initiative Director, Robin Brule, as well as New Orleans' Angela Taylor. Today, Initiative Director Jeanne Russell shares her reflections on what San Antonio has learned about creating an economically mixed community in the EastPoint neighborhood.

Did what Jeanne said resonate with you? Share what you are learning about collective impact in the comments below.