The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge is an initiative to improve the lives of low-income people in smaller post-industrial cities across Massachusetts by fostering collaborative leadership, community engagement, and data informed decision making, all through the lens of changing systems.

In this video, captured at a recent Working Cities Challenge funder plenary, Melissa Walsh articulates the goals and outcomes behind the Chelsea Thrives Initiative, and shares updates about progress their cross-sector partnership is making toward addressing public safety in their communities.

NOTE: A copy of the slides presented in the video can be downloaded by clicking the “Download this document” button in the top right corner of this page

Melissa Walsh shares insights from the ChelseaThrives collective impact effort to address public safety in Fitchburg, Massachusetts