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Alexis King 

Alexis is a former Program Assistant at Living Cities . Prior to joining Living Cities, Alexis served as an Intern with the Admiral Center and before interning with the Admiral Center, Alexis served as a Volunteer Program Assistant for the Improving…

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Lyell Sakaue 

Lyell Sakaue is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Current research interests include the equity impacts of information technology, public-private partnerships and innovations in governance. Before graduate studies, L…

Person Vera Institute of Justice

Scarlet Neath 

Scarlet is a senior communications associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, where she handles media inquiries to the institute, drafts press releases, edits op-eds and other material, and oversees Vera's social media presence.

Person GARE

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…

Person Los Angeles Innovation Team

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.

Person National Basketball Players Association Foundation

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.

Person The Kresge Foundation

Benjamin Kennedy 

Benjamin Kennedy joined The Kresge Foundation in 2009 and currently serves as a deputy director on the Community Development and Detroit teams.

Person UpLift Solutions

Donna Leuchten 

Person The Brookings Institution

Amy Liu 

Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating re…

Person EverFi

Elizabeth Vargas 

Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.

Person University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy

Raphael Bostic 

Dr. Raphael Bostic, the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. His work spans many fields including homeownership, housing finance, neighborho…

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Jennifer Perkins  

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

Person Color of Change

Rashad Robinson 

Rashad Robinson is the Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.

Person National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

Kathryn Pettit 

Person San Francisco State University

Laurie Jones Neighbors 

Neighbors is an educator and independent consultant who specializes in increasing local, regional and national decision-making by low-income communities and communities of color.

Person The New York Times

Jason DeParle 

DeParle is a reporter for The New York Times, based in Washington, DC. For more than 20 years, he has written extensively about issues involving poverty.

Person Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

John Moon 

ohn Moon is District Manager, Community Development, at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2012 and directs the strategic activities of the field team. He has extensive community development experience in the public and private sectors inc…

Person digitalundivided

Kathryn Finney 

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the most influential women in tech, Kathryn Finney has made her mark as a tech entrepreneur, social media visionary, “women in” advocate, investor, writer, and television correspondent.

Person Living Cities

JaNay Queen Nazaire 

In June 2015, Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire joined Living Cities as Associate Director of Collective Impact. She works to build communities’ capacities to align interests, leverage resources, and adopt behaviors that enable them to improve the conditions …

Person Bank of America

Andrew Plepler 

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Plepler served as senior vice president of Housing and Community Initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation, in addition to supervising that foundation’s Outreach and Education department.