A new poll finds that Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are optimistic about their future prospects and ability to achieve The American Dream. Our CEO, Ben Hecht, wants to take that optimism and turn it i…
Living Cities is hitting the road with former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to learn about the complex relationships between mayors and urban school systems.
Implementing collective impact in a quality way means actively working to make systems more equitable and closing disparities in achievement.
At a moment in which collaboration is becoming the new competition, The StrivePartnership promises to catalyze lasting change in the education space through collective impact.
To build a new urban practice, community partnerships involved in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network are using a data-driven collective impact approach to ensure every child in their communi…
Our CEO, Ben Hecht, shares his take on a recent study that indicates most public school children live in poverty. Part of our new blog series, #BensTake.
To achieve dramatically better results for low-income people faster, colleges and universities must broaden college access like never before and speed degree completion.
The Boston Foundation joined public and private partners around the city to launch the Success Boston College Completion Initiative, with the audacious goal to double the college completion rate for …
To achieve dramatically better results for low-income people faster we need to collectively rethink education.
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the National Talent Dividend Network will gather in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Talent Dividend Initiative and announce the $1 million winner of the Prize compet…
We, as education leaders, from policymakers to entrepreneurs, are failing a striking number our nation’s students.
Living Cities and StriveTogether are supporting 5 communities in their Collective Impact efforts to address local workforce challenges.
Collective impact is at a strategic inflection point. To realize its promise, we need to define in concrete terms what “quality collective impact” really means.
August 20th, 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Economic Opportunity Act. To mark this milestone, we gathered some data and writing on the state of inequality and the War on Poverty.
Unless we fix education, we cannot fix inequality, so Living Cities is working with cross-sector leaders in cities to re-engineer education, cradle to career.
The question we need to be asking ourselves is: what can cities do to promote a broader sense of opportunity for all of their citizens?
Like many civic leaders across the country, we are looking for solutions that allow us to deploy our resources most strategically in order to prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
As of March 2014, the unemployment rate for youth aged 16-24 was over 14%, and last year 5.8 million young people were both not in school and out of work. The Rockefeller Foundation is working to cha…
In the first 3 years of the Integration Initiative, we gleaned important lessons on realigning institutions across issues, sectors, and disciplines. We also have seen significant evidence pointing to…
Examining the potential for free community college to improve pathways to opportunity for low-income people,