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on May 20, 2015

The Why and How of Working with Communities through Collective Impact: An E-Course 

This free e-course will help collective impact initiatives better understand why and how to work with community members.

Resource on May 1, 2015

Webinar: Racial Equity and Community Engagement in Collective Impact 

Tackling racial inequalities head on is critical to dramatically improving results for low-income people. Our webinar explored applying a racial equity lens to community engagement and collective impact work.

Resource on Apr 14, 2015

Week 5: Working with Communities to Advance Racial Equity and Eliminate Disparities  

In the fifth week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we look at how community engagement in collective impact can help advance racial equity.

Resource on Apr 7, 2015

Week 4: Applying Business Concepts to Community Engagement 

In the fourth week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we look at opportunities for collective impact initiatives to apply business concepts to community engagement work.

Resource on Mar 31, 2015

Week 3: Creating Community Feedback Loops to Fast Track Change  

In the third week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we introduce the concept of “feedback loops” and how they can improve your work with community members.

Resource on Mar 24, 2015

Week 2: Amplifying the Voice of Community in Collective Impact 

Our free e-course will help you better understand the process of working with community members through collective impact.

Resource on Mar 17, 2015

Week 1: Why Involve Community Members in Collective Impact 

Our free e-course helps collective impact initiatives understand why to work with community members and improve their process of community engagement.

Past Work

Gulf Coast Initiative 

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Living Cities and our member institutions invested together in the Gulf Coast, where the magnitude of the post-Katrina challenge was unprecedented and the groups and organizations requiring help were exceptionally burdened.

Resource on Jan 12, 2015

City Accelerator Guide for Embedding Innovation in Local Government 

This guide gives local leaders a practical, action-oriented framework for breakthrough innovation.

Resource on Dec 8, 2014

Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Shared-mobility programs like bike-share and car-share have significant potential to benefit low-income users, yet often do not reach that population.

Resource on Dec 8, 2014

Case Studies: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Executive Summary 

This executive summary highlights the main findings from the evaluation of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Report 

This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Oct 30, 2014

Talent Dividend: Final Rankings 

This resource illustrates the final rankings for cities participating in the Talent dividend competition based on this data.

Past Work

Anchor Institutions 

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From 2010-2013, Living Cities supported several cities experimenting with the potential of Anchor Institutions—local universities and hospitals to transform economic systems

PayforSuccess.Org

Pay for Success U.S. Activity Map 

Resource on Oct 29, 2014

Talent Dividend Final Report 

An overview and insights from the National Talent Dividend $1 Million Prize Competition, awarded for the greatest proportionate increase in the number of post-secondary degrees over a four-year period.

Resource on Oct 29, 2014

Akron Receives $1 Million Prize for Higher Education Attainment Increase  

Akron, OH wins the Talent Dividend $1 Million prize. The number of college degrees awarded rose more than 20% in four years.

Resource on Oct 16, 2014

Lessons for Helping Formerly Incarcerated Americans Access Quality Jobs  

Leading practitioners respond to 7 key questions about helping Americans with criminal records re-enter the workforce and access good jobs. This resource shares lessons learned from leaders across the country.

Resource on Oct 2, 2014

Executive Summary: Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity? 

Living Cities commissioned research to explore the potential of bike-share, car-share and ride-share to help low-income people access opportunity.

Our Work

The Catalyst Fund: Our Impact Investing 

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We deploy concessionary, flexible debt from socially motivated investors to improve the lives of low-income people and the communities where they live.

Resource on Sep 25, 2014

Lessons on Integrating Immigrant Workers into the Economy 

Living Cities recently hosted a webinar exploring promising practices and policies that support immigrant workers in preparing for and accessing quality employment.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Aug 6, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Annual Report July 2012-June 2013 

The Living Cities Catalyst Fund is a domestic impact investment vehicle that deploys concessionary, flexible debt to improve the lives of low income people and the communities where they live. This report provides an overview of investments and impa…

Resource on Jun 16, 2014

Toward Open-Sourcing Social Change: Living Cities 2013 Snapshot 

U.S. GAO

Federal Agencies' Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and …