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by Monique Woodard on Nov 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems 

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in access to capital, social networks, and expertise that entrepreneurs of color often encounter while growing their businesses.

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by Shannon Jordy & Hafizah Omar on Sep 11, 2017

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

If life is a game, it is rigged.

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Nov 21, 2019

#WealthInColor: Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises 

As part of our #WealthInColor video series, we’re proud to be able to highlight the first of our New Orleans entrepreneurs. Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises is an engineer, former baseball player,…

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 9, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact: The Reflection and Practice 

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.

Blog Post H. Kay Howard & Christine Kang on Sep 16, 2019

Impact vs. Intent: Initial Lessons from Third Sector’s Equity Journey 

Resource on Jun 21, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

The seeds of a dynamic black future already exist within the minds of those among us—as long as, together, we are willing to step forward and author it.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on Jul 24, 2019

Building the Field: Reflections on Undoing Racism 

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woo… 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Safety and Justice Challenge 

Blog Post Stefanie Thomas on Jun 27, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

Blog Post Julie Bosland on Jun 13, 2019

Lessons Learned from Regional Inclusive Economic Growth 

We talked to Living Cities members, partners and practitioners in the field to gather the critical lessons learned from past regional efforts in the US.

Blog Post Ayana Crichton on Jun 13, 2019

Reflections on Leading Racial Equity Work in Collective Impact 

Person Governing Institute

Ron Littlefield 

Ron Littlefield, a former mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a senior fellow with the Governing Institute and its lead analyst on the City Accelerator initiative.

Blog Post Ayana Crichton & Annette Bourne on Jun 6, 2019

Building OneCranston through Collective Impact 

As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collect…

Resource on May 13, 2019

Racial Equity Here Learning Report: Lessons from 5 Cities Operationalizing Racial Equity 

This learning report highlights lessons learned from the work of five cities operationalizing racial equity, including Albuquerque, Austin, Grand Rapids, Louisville, and Philadelphia.

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on May 30, 2019

Finding the Roots of Our Histories Towards Collective Liberation 

This blog is part of a series of blogs highlighting Living Cities staff's various cultures in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

Blog Post Crystal Li & JaNay Queen Nazaire on May 24, 2019

Bringing Our Results Framework to Life: Building a Data Culture 

Blog Post Crystal Li on May 17, 2019

The Little-Known History of Chinese Restaurants 

For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, I wanted to share a portion of my culture’s history. We need to be able to support each other to lift up our voices and share how our struggles are rooted i…

Blog Post Robin Brule & Shanee Helfer on May 8, 2019

Navigating Collective Impact through a Mayoral Transition 

Lessons and resources from Albuquerque around sustaining cross-sector work through a mayoral transition.

Resource on Mar 5, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: The Racial Equity Here Evaluation 

This evaluation of our Racial Equity Here initiative offers recommendations for other cities interested in applying a racial equity lens to their policies and operations.

Blog Post Kien Lee on Apr 3, 2019

Key Recommendations for Funders, Evaluators, and Technical Assistance Providers… 

We are lifting up lessons we’ve learned from our Racial Equity Here cohort, five cities working to operationalize racial equity in local governments. In this blog post, Kien Lee, our evaluator outlin…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Crystal Li on Mar 22, 2019

Getting Real About Results 

How can we fix the disconnect between our investment and the impact we hope to achieve?

Blog Post Kien Lee on Mar 12, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: Community Engagement  

Community engagement is central to cities’ racial equity strategies. It's also where cities need a lot of support.

Blog Post Julienne Kaleta & Joanna Carrasco on Feb 15, 2019

Flipping the Script: A Moral and Economic Case for Narrative Change 

Narratives widely held by Americans perpetuate harmful beliefs about why inequities exist, and what we can or should do about them. Harmful narratives are important to tackle now more than ever, in p…