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.

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 …

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Christine Kang 

Christine Kang was a former Manager in Third Sector’s Boston Office.

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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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Ine… 

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…

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on Jul 8, 2020

Zine-making as storytelling and healing 

Blog Post Thiara Falcon & Alyssa Smaldino on Jun 25, 2020

Shifting Mindsets: Scarcity vs. Abundance  

Blog Post on Jun 12, 2020

Breath & Body Work as Anti-Racism Practice 

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Nora Liu 

Nora Liu is the project manager for Racial Equity Here, a joint project of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Living Cities, to support local governments leading the way to create a future for racial equity and economic growth fo…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jun 1, 2020

Standing in Solidarity and Committing to Action 

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on May 27, 2020

Centering Equity, Transforming Systems: A Profile on Joann Massey 

Our Centering Equity, Transforming Systems Series highlights Living Cities Program Alumni who are leveraging their roles and relationships to center racial equity and close racial gaps.

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on May 20, 2020

Racial Equity is a Marathon: Honoring Past Labor and the Work to Come 

Blog Post on May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Resources 

This is a compilation of the resources we’ve been sharing around how public sector practitioners can embed racial equity in this moment, responses from our partners in the field and what local jurisd…


Jennifer Perkins  

Jennifer Perkins is the former Assistant Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities.

Blog Post Marlon Williams & Alyssa Smaldino on May 14, 2020

Ending White Supremacy Culture: A Resource for Cultivating Abundance Mindset 

Blog Post Norris Williams & Brian Smith on May 12, 2020

An Inside Organizer: Brian Smith