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by Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jul 30, 2015

The Three Data Challenges of Each Sector 

The private, public and nonprofit sectors each have unique challenges that make collecting and analyzing data hard.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jul 31, 2015

#GoodReads: Partners Find Strategies for Change Greater Than the Sum of Their P… 

A look at how our members and partners in the field are blending and applying three strategies that we believe are core to achieving dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

Blog Post Robin Brule on Jul 30, 2015

Access to Capital: One of the Keys to Prosperity 

Access to capital is key for entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses. Now, a new financial product piloted in Albuquerque, NM may help lower barriers to accessing capital for historically marginali…

Blog Post Colleen Dawicki on Jul 29, 2015

Looking Back as We Forge Ahead: Lessons from the First Year of the Working Citi… 

As the Working Cities Challenge prepares to extend the opportunity to compete to additional Massachusetts cities, the team reflect on lessons learned from the first round of the Challenge.

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A. Dennis White 

Dennis is President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation. He is responsible for managing Foundation and corporate contributions, company volunteer activities and directing the social and community investment programs of MetLife and MetLife Foundation.

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jul 28, 2015

How Did City Hall React? Innovation Teams Lightning Round 

This week, we present the first in a regular series of Lightning Rounds--discussion questions posted to the i-teams online community that elicited quick insights and ideas from the teams.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jul 28, 2015

#BensTake: Change Isn’t the Greatest Political Challenge; Sustaining It Is 

What does it take to sustain change that gets dramatically better results for low-income people? Living Cities CEO reacts to an op-ed by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor, Antanas Mockus.

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Safety and Justice Challenge 

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jul 24, 2015

Mapping Gender and Inequality, Open Data, and More #GoodReads from Innovation T… 

This week, we’re excited to announce the rollout of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams).

Blog Post Lauren Greenawalt on Jul 22, 2015

How to Engage New Allies in Racial Equity Work  

Engaging new allies in racial equity work requires strong and effective communication of why eliminating structural disparities is important. This blog provides three tips of how to do so.

Blog Post Dan Duncan on Jul 20, 2015

Results and Accountability in a Complex World 

Effective collective impact requires a focus on results and accountability to create systems change.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jul 17, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writing on Race and Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

Ta-Nehisi Coates has rocked the boat again, with his new memoir, Between the World and Me. This week, we pay homage to Ta-Nehisi's powerful voice on race in America and other, recent, writing on raci…

Blog Post Susan Shaheen & Matt Christensen on Jul 16, 2015

Five Steps for Growing Accessible and Inclusive Transportation Systems  

Five concrete steps for planners and city leaders to build transportation systems that are inclusive and equitable.

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Lauren Greenawalt 

Lauren Greenawalt joined Living Cities in June 2015 as an intern on the Collective Impact team. She current attends Harvard College where she studies Sociology with a secondary field in Government.

Blog Post Susan Shaheen & Matt Christensen on Jul 15, 2015

No Silver Bullet for Creating More Accessible Transportation Networks 

We share insights about the role of data, policy, and funding in expanding shared mobility services to low-income communities and communities of color.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jul 14, 2015

#BensTake: Failure as a Public Good 

Last week, Jim Anderson of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Andrea Phillips of Goldman Sachs shared lessons from their investment in a social impact bond to reduce recidivism at Riker’s Island. Ben Hec…

Blog Post MarySue Barrett on Jul 14, 2015

How Chicago Is Making More ZIP Codes Accessible to Low-Income Families 

Metropolitan Chicago’s Regional Housing Initiative, with support from HUD, is piloting ways to connect low-income families with promising housing opportunities.

Blog Post Tiffany Ferguson on Jul 10, 2015

Location, Location, Location! Updates to HUD’s Fair Housing Rules and other #Go… 

These #GoodReads got us thinking about whether or not we do enough to learn from the past.

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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 Ron Littlefield on Jul 9, 2015

Bringing Back ‘Baltimore is Best!' 

No stranger to hard times, Baltimore looks to new ideas to rise from the ashes.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Jul 9, 2015

How Can We All Work Together to Address Poverty and Inequality? 

Our New Urban Practice Summit video shows leaders, dreamers, and doers co-creating solutions to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people.