Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on Sep 19, 2019

Putting Entrepreneurs of Color in the Center: What Ecosystems and City Governme… 

Living Cities has been working with eight municipalities that are trying new approaches to address the fragmentation and barriers that founders of color experience in their communities.

Blog Post Ted Smith on Sep 19, 2019

What is a Community Data Portal and What Difference Can it Make? 

Blog Post H. Kay Howard & Christine Kang on Sep 16, 2019

Impact vs. Intent: Initial Lessons from Third Sector’s Equity Journey 

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Xavier De Souza Briggs 

Xavier (“Xav”) de Souza Briggs is vice president of the foundation’s Inclusive Economies and Markets program.

Blog Post Lethy Liriano on Sep 5, 2019

Decolonizing Lunch Part II: Putting Our Values into Action 

In the first piece of this two-part series, we explored the relationship between our racial equity practice and our procurement practices, and some of the questions we continue to grapple with in our…

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on Sep 5, 2019

Decolonizing Lunch Part I: Interrogating our Org Culture Around Food  

This two-part series explores how we are living our value of racial equity and inclusion by interrogating and shifting the ways we approach food and catering as an organization. In this piece, read o…

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

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Aug 14, 2019

Skills Development and Talent Placement: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Aug 9, 2019

What We’re Reading: A Terrible Thing to Waste, by Harriet A. Washington 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on Jul 24, 2019

Building the Field: Reflections on Undoing Racism 

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woo… 

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 3, 2019

A Day in a Life: Imagining a Country without Racial Gaps [INFOGRAPHIC] 

At Living Cities, we are actively working to re-imagine a world without racial wealth and income gaps. This second iteration of our A Day in a Life infographic is one of our visions for what that wor…

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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 Stefanie Thomas on Jun 27, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

Blog Post Elodie Baquerot on Jun 25, 2019

Normalizing Deep Conversations about Race through Coaching  

Blog Post Julie Bosland on Jun 13, 2019

Lessons Learned from Regional Inclusive Economic Growth 

We talked to Living Cities members, partners and practitioners in the field to gather the critical lessons learned from past regional efforts in the US.

Blog Post Ayana Crichton on Jun 13, 2019

Reflections on Leading Racial Equity Work in Collective Impact 

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Jennifer Perkins  

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

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso & Santiago Carrillo on Jun 11, 2019

Building Local Startup Ecosystems That Work for Entrepreneurs of Color 

Entrepreneurial hubs around the country are rethinking how they attract and support a group of business founders they’ve historically overlooked and underserved: entrepreneurs of color.

Blog Post Ayana Crichton & Annette Bourne on Jun 6, 2019

Building OneCranston through Collective Impact 

As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collect…