Preparing Americans, especially low-income Americans, for quality 21st century jobs.
by Ben Hecht
on May 20, 2016
A ‘no’ vote on Senate Bill 288, being considered by the House Committee on Transportation and Public Works in the Louisiana State Legislature, is important to Louisiana and the struggling citizens of New Orleans.
on Apr 26, 2017
Increasingly, young adults are interested in work that drives positive impact. It's a major opportunity for social sector organizations to attract new talent, but only if we are intentional about bui…
on Apr 20, 2017
Knowing where to start when looking for an entry-level job in the social sector can be tough. Keeping these six simple considerations in mind can help ease stress and aid in the job search process.
on Apr 19, 2017
Few clear pathways exist for entry-level professionals just starting out to enter the social sector. But investing in staff members—at all levels of an organization—to develop effective and skilled l…
on Mar 30, 2016
on Mar 20, 2017
The status quo in education and workforce training will not meet the needs of the changing economy. We have to ensure these systems provide Americans with opportunities to develop the skills to thriv…
on Mar 9, 2017
The full implications of the gig economy still remain to be seen. But what's needed now is more experimentation to better understand the new challenges and opportunities that workers will face.
on Feb 23, 2017
People of color face a host of unique hurdles to starting businesses. Targeted solutions across the country are ensuring that everyone can participate in the full extent of the promise of entrepreneu…
on Jan 24, 2017
How do you get employers to overcome their biases and change their culture to be more inclusive? Tawanna Black of the Northside Funders Groups posed this question to a panel of employment experts. No…
JaNay Queen Nazaire
on Jan 20, 2017
A new case study from StriveTogether offers some ideas on how to create good jobs for low-income people.
Brittany provides programmatic support to the external field building work of the Collective Impact team at Living Cities. She also supports the Working Cities Challenge.
on Dec 12, 2016
Watch excerpts from an expert discussion about promising employment practices that help low-income people get on a path to economic security.
on Oct 16, 2014
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.
on Nov 17, 2016
Living Cities' CEO offers questions and initial reflections on what the election means for low-income people in America’s cities, and what it means for our work.
on Nov 10, 2016
A new hope has emerged in Albuquerque on increasing college completion rates and providing opportunities for low-income students
on Oct 6, 2016
By adopting a vigorous and sustained focus on creating quality jobs and connecting workers to them, private sector leaders and social change advocates can engage the market economy to produce better …
Needham Hurst & Elizabeth Reynoso
on May 31, 2016
Cities are using new approaches and partnerships to maximize the impact of summer jobs programs.
on Sep 25, 2014
Living Cities recently hosted a webinar exploring promising practices and policies that support immigrant workers in preparing for and accessing quality employment.
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong
on May 26, 2016
Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.
on Apr 26, 2016
A new data visualization tool created by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth sheds light on the geographic patterns of student debt in the United States.
on Mar 22, 2016
A new era of work is here. Do we need a new employment model for low-income people?
on Mar 18, 2016
Integration Initiative partners will come together for a "Learning Community" to mobilize and energize each other, and work toward eliminating barriers to economic opportunity for their residents.
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