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by Junious Williams & Sarah Marxer on Apr 23, 2015

From Theory to Practice: Three Lessons on Equity and Collective Impact 

This second installment in a series about equity in collective offers three lessons for how local collective impact efforts can eliminate local disparities.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Apr 24, 2015

Are We Forgetting the Public Sector? And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities St… 

Our weekly round-up of articles and information highlight issues of equity, community engagement, big data and cross-sector collaboration.

Blog Post Junious Williams & Sarah Marxer on Apr 22, 2015

Equity and Collective Impact: Grassroots Organizations and Backbone as a Bridge 

This first installment in a series on equity and collective impact shares insights into how a backbone organization can amplify grassroots efforts to achieve equitable systems change.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 21, 2015

#BensTake: Land Use, Housing and the Need for a New Paradigm 

Clearly, a new and very different paradigm for land use has to be a part of any city’s approach to addressing housing affordability. What’s really keeping that from happening and what can we do about…

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Amy Chung 

Amy managed the Catalyst Fund, Living Cities' impact investing fund and leads the Living Cities Connect work, a cross-disciplinary effort focused on increasing the number of low-income individuals connected to opportunity. She now currently works wi…

Blog Post Dan Duncan on Apr 20, 2015

The Four Key Components for Effective Collective Impact: Part I  

Collective impact requires community engagement and co-production to effectively create social outcomes.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Apr 17, 2015

The Moral Bucket List: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff  

A weekly round-up of articles and information that you won’t want to miss. And this week, we want to hear from you!

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As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Apr 17, 2015

#New Urban Practice: April 22 Ask Me Anything Twitter Chat with Living Cities C… 

Join Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht, in a conversation about what it will take to build a new urban practice that gets dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

Blog Post Richard Crews on Apr 16, 2015

The Power of an Illusion…  

Richard Crews examines how collective impact can break through illusions of prejudice and structural racism to build a new system centered on equity.

Blog Post Eileen Neely on Apr 15, 2015

The 4 Ps of Pay for Success: Process 

When considering Pay For Success transactions, we pay special attention to each step in the process - both before the intervention begins and after it ends.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 15, 2015

Announcing Our #NewUrbanPractice Report: Living Cities’ Perspective in 2014  

In 2014, we took a different approach to our annual report--asking other leaders at the cutting edge of social change efforts to share what they think are the most promising solutions that have the p…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 14, 2015

#AgeOfLiteracy: The Promise of Cross-Sector Collaboration 

At a moment in which collaboration is becoming the new competition, The StrivePartnership promises to catalyze lasting change in the education space through collective impact.

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Maura Fitzgerald 

Maura Fitzgerald is an MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Apr 14, 2015

Working with Communities to Advance Racial Equity and Eliminate Disparities 

In the fifth week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we look at how community engagement in collective impact can help advance racial equity.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Apr 10, 2015

In Defense of Financial Innovation: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Sta… 

This week, we’re sharing a round-up of articles and information that examine different perspectives on capital and private-sectors approaches to systems change.

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Apr 10, 2015

The Win-Win Solution for American Recovery 

Racial disparities in America will not disappear by themselves. We need to design programs and policies with an explicit focus on closing the gaps that exist.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 9, 2015

#BensTake: Connected Problems Require Collaborative Solutions 

How could we move away from single issue solutions towards approaches that address the inter-connected nature of the problems we face?

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Elodie Baquerot 

Elodie leads organization-wide operations and strategic planning efforts to make Living Cities' strategic vision a reality. She oversees the implementation of a performance, results-oriented culture; ensures that systems and infrastructure support t…

Blog Post Ellen Ward on Apr 8, 2015

4 Ps of Pay for Success: Policy 

To get comfortable investing in a Pay for Success deal, it’s important to understand whether the government has both the commitment and the policy framework necessary to support a successful project.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos on Apr 7, 2015

Three Business Concepts You Can Apply to Community Engagement 

In the fourth week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we look at opportunities for collective impact initiatives to apply business concepts to community engagement work.