Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 27, 2017

#BensTake: Unraveling the Homeownership Divide  

We know that owning a home creates wealth. And we know how to make homeownership a reality for millions more people. It's time to scale up what's working in order to close the staggering racial wealt…

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Apr 27, 2017

Dynamically Planned: Make Only Big Plans, the Sequel 

In his latest writing on the Equipt to Innovate framework, Steven Bosacker takes inspiration from architect Daniel Burnham, plus the work of cities like New Orleans and Louisville, to discuss how urb…

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Apr 26, 2017

Strengthening On-Ramps for Entry-Level Talent: Four Tips for Social Sector Orga… 

Increasingly, young adults are interested in work that drives positive impact. It's a major opportunity for social sector organizations to attract new talent, but only if we are intentional about bui…

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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 Leah Gilliam on Apr 21, 2017

Girls First: Focusing on Youth to Close Gender and Racial Gaps 

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Apr 20, 2017

Searching for Jobs in the Social Sector: Six Tips for Students  

Knowing where to start when looking for an entry-level job in the social sector can be tough. Keeping these six simple considerations in mind can help ease stress and aid in the job search process.

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

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Apr 20, 2017

Race-Informed: From Intent to Actions in Government  

The latest post on Living Cities' Equipt to Innovate framework addresses racial inequities and how the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, specifically, is embracing new approaches to tackle the problem.

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Apr 19, 2017

The Argument for Investing in People: Reflections on my Entry-Level Job Search 

Few clear pathways exist for entry-level professionals just starting out to enter the social sector. But investing in staff members—at all levels of an organization—to develop effective and skilled l…

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Apr 18, 2017

Radical Self-Care: Four Lessons from Our Meeting with City Leaders in Albuquerq… 

Burnout is all too common in organizations working for social change. How can the social sector put self-care into practice?

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Apr 14, 2017

Resident-Involved: The Parliamentarian from Estonia 

In the second of a seven-part series on Living Cities' Equipt to Innovate™ framework, Steven Bosacker discusses engaging residents—the "deliciously messy part of governing."

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 11, 2017

#BensTake: Homeownership as a Key Driver of Wealth 

The wealth-building tool of homeownership must be accessible to more people if we hope to increase the financial security of low-income families and close the staggering racial wealth gap.

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Amanda Daflos 

Amanda Daflos serves as the Director of the Innovation Team (i-team) in the Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation in the City of Los Angeles.

Blog Post Steven Bosacker on Apr 7, 2017

Broadly Partnered: Tapping the Whole Community on the Tough Stuff 

In the first of a seven-part series on Living Cities' Equipt to Innovate™ framework, Steven Bosacker shows how Richmond, VA, is tapping the collective intelligence of its city to address one of the t…

Blog Post Kathryn Finney on Apr 5, 2017

How digitalundivided Builds Confident Black and Latina Women Entrepreneurs 

Blog Post Anne Price & Kien Lee on Mar 21, 2017

Racial Equity Here - Lessons from the Field  

Four lessons from our Racial Equity Here cohort on how to embed a racial equity lens in local government.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 20, 2017

#BensTake: How Employers and Educators Can Adapt to Changing Workforce Needs 

The status quo in education and workforce training will not meet the needs of the changing economy. We have to ensure these systems provide Americans with opportunities to develop the skills to thriv…

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David Lafleur 

With an extensive background in finance, administration and operations, David has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations in New England and New York.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 9, 2017

#BensTake: The Gig Economy and the Changing Nature of Work 

The full implications of the gig economy still remain to be seen. But what's needed now is more experimentation to better understand the new challenges and opportunities that workers will face.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 8, 2017

Our Commitment to Expanding Equity for Women 

Women face unique barriers to achieving economic security. We must erode these if we hope to achieve greater equity for low-income people in U.S. cities.