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

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

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 

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

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…

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 …

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…

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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 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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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 & 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,…