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 Jun 13, 2019
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.
on May 17, 2019
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…
on Jun 19, 2018
on Mar 30, 2016
on Feb 5, 2018
Amazon could leverage its new headquarters to promote inclusive growth. But if the company won't, then cities in the running should put equity at the center.
JaNay Queen Nazaire
on Jun 20, 2017
We have heard about the social determinants of health, but how do social indicators impact an ecosystem’s ability to provide economic security?
on Jun 15, 2017
A new Pay for Success project in Massachusetts will help put 2,000 immigrants and refugees on the path towards achieving the American dream
on May 17, 2017
If the goal is economic security for all Americans, we're not going to get there without creating many more good jobs. That means we need a shared understanding of the fundamentals of job creation, s…
on May 5, 2017
Embodying your company’s culture is crucial for recruiting. These four tips are designed to help interviewers in the social sector attract young talent.
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 Apr 28, 2017
When social sector organizations aren't intentional about their interview process, they fail to leverage their greatest recruitment asset: their mission.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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