Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Nadia Owusu on Mar 10, 2020

Turning the Mirror Onto Ourselves 

Our work with the Integration Initiative (TII) and more specifically, our relationships with the Initiative Directors (IDs) in Albuquerque, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, San Francisco, Baltimore and New Or…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Mar 5, 2020

Doing the Right Things Right 

Living Cities’ new Theory of Change represents our unique position on how to close racial gaps across the country.

Blog Post Shannon Jordy & Jeff Raderstrong on Mar 3, 2020

We Were There: Reckoning with Living Cities’ History on Race 

Our new interactive movement history timeline lets you interact with Living Cities' past, including the major political milestones and cultural touch points in our country's history, and envision a f…

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Maurice Wilkins 

Maurice is a former educator and nonprofit leader, who has a distinct passion for community engagement and advocacy.

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Scot Spencer on Feb 26, 2020

Is Philanthropy Aligned on the Root Causes of Inequities? 

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Sindhu Lakshmanan on Feb 26, 2020

Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds Named to ImpactAssets 50 for Ninth Consecu… 

For the ninth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers with demonstrated financial capacity and a …

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

Blog Post Brandee McHale on Feb 25, 2020

Rising to the Challenge of Closing Racial Gaps 

Can philanthropy drive systems change? By changing the way we approach the work in our individual institutions and how we collaborate, Living Cities seeks to prove that we can actually make meaningfu…

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Feb 20, 2020

#WealthInColor: Disparities in New Orleans' Entrepreneurial Ecosystem [INFOGRAP… 

Eighteen months ago, Living Cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Surdna Foundation embarked on Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up [SU(3)], a three-city initiative designed to address gaps in the entre…

Blog Post Adene Sacks & Reggie Rucker on Feb 3, 2020

Building the Backbone for Collaboration: Q&A with the New Leadership Network  

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 30, 2020

Foundations and Financial Institutions Recommit to Work for Racial Equity 

Blog Post Marlon Williams on Dec 22, 2019

Strength In Numbers: The Importance of the 2020 Census 

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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 JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Dec 6, 2019

Reimagining Black Wealth: Asking 400 Year Old Questions 

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Nov 21, 2019

#WealthInColor: Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises 

As part of our #WealthInColor video series, we’re proud to be able to highlight the first of our New Orleans entrepreneurs. Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises is an engineer, former baseball player,…

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 20, 2019

Living Our Values as a 21st Century Learning Organization: Lessons from Digital… 

We spent two years building a digital community engagement tool to help practitioners close racial gaps. We share our lessons learned in a new report.

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Nov 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems 

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in acces…

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Jennifer Perkins  

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

Blog Post Sarah Liniger Eisner on Oct 24, 2019

Personal Reparations  

Blog Post Lethy Liriano on Oct 15, 2019

Dominican / American 

This blog is part of our series highlighting Latinx staff members in honor of Latinx Heritage Month.