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by Ben Hecht on May 20, 2016

Ben's Take: Vote No on Senate Bill 288 to Ensure Economic Opportunity for New Orleanians 

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.

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Apr 26, 2017

Strengthening On-Ramps for Entry-Level Talent: Four Tips for Social Sector Orga… 

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…

Blog Post Ratna Gill on Apr 20, 2017

Searching for Jobs in the Social Sector: Six Tips for Students  

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.

Blog Post Megan McGlinchey on Apr 19, 2017

The Argument for Investing in People: Reflections on my Entry-Level Job Search 

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…

Resource on Mar 30, 2016

Video Case Study: Lawrence Working Families Initiative Addresses Unemployment 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 20, 2017

#BensTake: How Employers and Educators Can Adapt to Changing Workforce Needs 

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…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 9, 2017

#BensTake: The Gig Economy and the Changing Nature of Work 

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.

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As America Diversifies, So Should Government Jobs From Top to Bottom 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 23, 2017

#BensTake: Breaking Down Barriers for Entrepreneurs of Color 

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…

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jan 24, 2017

VIDEO: How Can Employers Overcome Biases?  

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…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire on Jan 20, 2017

What does it take to create opportunities for high-quality jobs? 

A new case study from StriveTogether offers some ideas on how to create good jobs for low-income people.

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Brittany Ramos DeBarros 

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.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Dec 12, 2016

Video: Preparing and Connecting Communities to Employment 

Watch excerpts from an expert discussion about promising employment practices that help low-income people get on a path to economic security.

Resource on Oct 16, 2014

Lessons for Helping Formerly Incarcerated Americans Access Quality Jobs  

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Nov 17, 2016

#BensTake: Reflections on the 2016 Election 

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.

Blog Post Robert DelCampo on Nov 10, 2016

2 + 1 + 2 = A Pipeline for Education  

A new hope has emerged in Albuquerque on increasing college completion rates and providing opportunities for low-income students

Blog Post Amy Liu on Oct 6, 2016

Prioritizing Job Quality 

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 …

Blog Post Needham Hurst & Elizabeth Reynoso on May 31, 2016

How Cities are Rethinking Summer Jobs 

Cities are using new approaches and partnerships to maximize the impact of summer jobs programs.

Resource on Sep 25, 2014

Lessons on Integrating Immigrant Workers into the Economy 

Living Cities recently hosted a webinar exploring promising practices and policies that support immigrant workers in preparing for and accessing quality employment.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on May 26, 2016

What Does It Take To Achieve Collective Impact? (May Edition) 

Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.

Blog Post Thomas Zembowicz on Apr 26, 2016

Visualizing America's Student Debt Problem 

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.

Blog Post Wingham Rowan on Mar 22, 2016

A Fresh Perspective on the Future of Work 

A new era of work is here. Do we need a new employment model for low-income people?

Blog Post Jennifer Perkins on Mar 18, 2016

Achieving Change: Just Do It TOGETHER 

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.