Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Sep 24, 2019

#WealthInColor: Honeymoon Brewery [VIDEO] 

In the first of our six-part #WealthInColor video series – featuring Black, Latinx and Native American founders – Ayla Bystrom-Williams of Honeymoon Brewery shares her entrepreneurial journey.

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on Sep 24, 2019

White Women: It’s Time to Rewrite Our Narrative as Anti-Racists 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Sep 23, 2019

Capital for the New Majority: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

What does it take to disrupt barriers to access to capital for people of color and shift who ultimately gets to grow and build wealth? At HBCU@SXSW we had a conversation with ecosystem builders and c…

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Ryan Rippel 

Ryan D. Rippel, director of Mobility from Poverty in the United States Program, oversees the foundation’s national work to strengthen pathways out of poverty and ensure all have access to the American Dream.

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? 

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

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

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

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…

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 

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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 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…

Blog Post Stefanie Thomas on Jun 27, 2019

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


Jennifer Perkins  

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

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.