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…

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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Ted Smith 

Ted Smith was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer as the Chief of Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Economic Growth & Innovation. Ted’s efforts include the 2012 IBM Smarter City Challenge-winning adoption of Asthmapolis sensor inhalers across Loui…

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…

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

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.

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 

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Dave Seliger 

Dave Seliger is the founder of Civic Service with Parsons the New School for Design. He also works in external affairs for the NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations. Dave recently completed a fellowship with the NYC Office of Emergency M…

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…

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.

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Joan Tally 

Joan Tally is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance (GSF) group where she manages operations for the Firm’s CRA business nationally and leads community development lending and investing efforts in the Northeast.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Megan McGlinchey on Mar 7, 2017

Why We’re Participating in A Day Without A Woman Strike Tomorrow 

Many of the Living Cities staff have decided to participate in the #ADayWithoutAWoman General Strike tomorrow—here’s why.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 23, 2017

#BensTake: Breaking Down Barriers for Entrepreneurs of Color 

People of color face a host of unique hurdles to starting businesses. Targeted solutions across the country are ensuring that everyone can participate in the full extent of the promise of entrepreneu…