Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on May 7, 2020

Centering Equity, Transforming Systems: A Profile on Ashleigh Gardere 

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 Shannon Jordy on Apr 30, 2020

#WealthInColor: Navigating the Bay Area's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 

In 2018, 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 entrepreneurial e…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 30, 2020

Covid-19, Difficult Truths and the Urgency of Closing Racial Gaps 

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Nick Grossman 

Nick Grossman is a technologist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of the web and urban, social and civic systems. He was a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab (in the Center for Civic Media) and "Activist in Residence" at Union Square V…

Blog Post Alyssa Smaldino on Apr 30, 2020

Centering Equity, Transforming Systems: A Profile on Daro Mott 

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 Joanna Carrasco on Apr 22, 2020

Centering Equity, Transforming Systems: A Profile on Dr. Lomax R. Campbell 

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.

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The New Geographers: How Detroiters Are Mapping a Better Future for the City 

Blog Post Julie Bosland on Apr 16, 2020

How 18 of the Largest Foundations and Financial Institutions Are Responding to … 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Alyssa Smaldino on Apr 14, 2020

Ending White Supremacy Culture: A Resource for Reckoning with History 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Alyssa Smaldino on Apr 8, 2020

All in This Together: Ending White Supremacy Culture Starts With Us 

Blog Post Marlon Williams on Apr 7, 2020

Racially Equitable COVID19 Rapid Response from a Front-Line Public Servant 

As a front-line responder during the Ebola crisis, I wanted to offer some lessons learned for those working on the front-lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar & Julie Nelson on Mar 26, 2020

Practicing Trust and Vulnerability in Partnership: What We’ve Learned from Race… 

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Kaci Roach 

Kaci Roach is a Senior Manager, Knowledge for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. In her role, Kaci organizes knowledge gained from working with Cradle to Career Partnerships around the country to build resources and interactive tools fo…

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on Mar 24, 2020

Ideas and Resources for How Cities Can Attack the COVID-19 Crisis 

From Long Beach, CA, to Rochester, NY, we are hearing from local government colleagues about the how they are responding to COVID-19. Here’s what they’re telling us.

Blog Post Julienne Kaleta on Mar 20, 2020

Finding Myself Beyond White Institutional Culture 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Alyssa Smaldino on Mar 18, 2020

An Invitation to Center Race in Government Responses to COVID-19 

The reality of COVID-19’s scope and impact is just beginning to sink in and in many ways is still unknown. At Living Cities, we are doing our best to hold the complexities that come with racial equit…

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…

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Phillip Henderson 

Phillip Henderson is president of the Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation focused on fostering sustainable communities in the United States. The Surdna Foundation, founded in 1917, operates programs in sustainable environment,…

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…