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A Path to Authentic Community Engagement Guiding Questions 

Resource on Jul 6, 2018

A tool towards sustainability in cross-sector initiatives: Mayoral Transition 

Resource on May 7, 2018

The Mobilization Fund Study: First Year of Capital Access in New Orleans 

Resource on Apr 10, 2018

Survey: Assessing Our Staff's Racial Equity & Inclusion Competency 

We administered this survey as a baseline measure of our staff's collective competency around embedding a racial equity lens in our work.

Resource on Apr 2, 2018

Facilitator's Guide for Continuous Improvement Conversations with a Racial Equity Lens 

How might facilitators effectively use data? How might they ensure a racial equity focus? Often these conversations stall for various reasons including the historical and prevailing culture of both funders and grantees that has focused on compliance…

Resource on Mar 20, 2018

Report: What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens? 

This report seeks to inform the next phase of Living Cities’ racial equity and inclusion work, and we hope it is useful to other organizations wrestling with how to better operationalize racial equity and inclusion in their own work.

Resource on Mar 15, 2018

Operationalizing Racial Equity & Inclusion at Living Cities: Frequently Asked Questions 

What does it mean to operationalize racial equity in organizations? How does that change our day-to-day work? Why is it important to do internal racial equity work?

Past Work

Income and Assets 

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Living Cities established a working group with Board Members and their staff to approve grants to define a common funding and knowledge agenda that would help low-income families move from poverty to financial stability.

Resource on Jan 31, 2018

Tackling Racial Equity in 2018: the Urgent Now 

Our Principal of Public Sector & Partnerships, Steven Bosacker, recently contributed to the International City/Council Management Association’s 18 in 2018, a publication assembling the predictions, views and tips of major public sector players for 2…

Resource on Nov 29, 2017

Resilience, Equity, and Innovation: The City Accelerator Guide to Urban Infrastructure Fi… 

Our latest City Accelerator guide, “Resilience, Equity, and Innovation,” we share the tools and processes four cities, Pittsburgh, Saint Paul, San Francisco and Washington D.C., explored in an effort to increase equity and fund infrastructure.

Resource on Nov 22, 2017

#Goodreads: Resources on Racial Equity 

What we're reading, listening to, and watching to advance our understanding of racial equity and inclusion.

Resource on Nov 14, 2017

Equipt to Innovation Table of Elements Provides the Key to City Innovation 

The 7 elements of city innovation

Resource on Oct 25, 2017

Entrepreneurship for Job Creation: A Strategy Map 

This chart shows the common themes that emerged when we took inventory of entrepreneurship and small business related initiatives aimed at creating jobs.

Resource on Sep 11, 2017

A Day in a Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color [INFOGRAPHIC] 

If life is a game, it is rigged.

Past Work

Admiral Center 

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Living Cities launched the Admiral Center in 2009 for the express purpose of maximizing the engagement of celebrities in systems change on behalf of low income people.

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Summit on Government Performance & Innovation 

Resource on Aug 10, 2017

The Equipt Report: Becoming a High-Performing City, A Benchmark Study 2017 

The Equipt Report is a comprehensive overview of our survey findings and a discussion of how cities fared across the seven elements of the Equipt to Innovate framework.

Resource on Jul 14, 2017

Voicing Race: Racial Equity Here [PODCAST] 

In the second episode of our Voicing Race podcast, Living Cities speaks with mayors and city staff participating in the Racial Equity Here initiative, on their efforts to combat structural and institutional racism.

Resource on May 12, 2017

Hiring in the Social Sector: Tips for Job Seekers and Organizations 

Resource on Jan 4, 2017

Voicing Race: Storytelling in Traditional Media [PODCAST] 

Listen to our inaugural podcast, Voicing Race, in which we speak to journalists Tanzina Vega of CNN and Barrett Pitner of the Guardian and the Daily Beast about race in the media.

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

Resource on Jan 4, 2017

Beyond Grantmaking: Living Cities’ Effort to Inform and Influence the Broader Field 

A report evaluating Living Cities' influence in the broader field.

Resource on Dec 22, 2016

Just Change Tools 

Explore the stories and lessons learned from Just Change with these additional tools and resources.

Resource on Nov 2, 2016

Lessons From the Field for and by Civic Innovation Teams 

Key insights from the first cohort of City Accelerator.

Resource on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: Living Cities' Initial Screening Criteria 

The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.

Resource on Sep 27, 2016

Closing the Gaps: Full Compendium of Essays 

This Compendium of essays, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, highlights ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial opportunity gaps

PayforSuccess.Org

Pay for Success U.S. Activity Map