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.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson on Jan 20, 2016

Lessons on Supporting Cohorts to Get Low-Income Youth into Good Jobs 

This blog outlines how funders can support collective impact initiatives in defining workforce development outcomes, and support people on a path to employment.

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso on Oct 8, 2015

How Cities are Changing Their Thinking on Disconnected Youth 

In late September, nearly 40 mayoral chiefs of staff and policy advisers from around the country gathered at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for the 14th convening of the Project on Municipal Inn…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 30, 2015

#BensTake: We Could Be Providing Better Education Solutions to Low-Income Ameri… 

Some colleges have adapted to today's challenges, enrolling and graduating low-income students at above average rates. Here's what we can take away from the success stories to provide better educatio…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Sep 16, 2015

Three Ways to Revive the American Dream for a New Majority  

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…

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Aug 24, 2015

'Saving Gotham: Transforming America’s Cities' at South-by-Southwest 2016 

Living Cities wants to share our experiences and lessons at South-by-Southwest Interactive 2016. Your vote will determine if our session gets selected.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Aug 21, 2015

Social Change Is About People: Weekly #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff 

This weekly round-up of 'must-read' articles showcases a variety of perspectives on and approaches to social change work with people at their core.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 18, 2015

#BensTake: How to Build a New Type of Urban Practice: Analyzing NLC’s Economic … 

Findings from the National League of Cities' 2015 Local Economic Conditions report highlight three opportunity areas where we can focus our attention to get dramatically better results for low-income…

Blog Post Kevin Paul on Jul 24, 2015

Mapping Gender and Inequality, Open Data, and More #GoodReads from Innovation T… 

This week, we’re excited to announce the rollout of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams).

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jul 17, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Writing on Race and Other #GoodReads from Living Cities 

Ta-Nehisi Coates has rocked the boat again, with his new memoir, Between the World and Me. This week, we pay homage to Ta-Nehisi's powerful voice on race in America and other, recent, writing on raci…

Blog Post Kate Hanisian on Jul 8, 2015

Design Thinking in Collective Impact  

A design thinking approach can help collective impact initiatives synthesize complex issues and deeply engage stakeholders in their work.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Jun 18, 2015

Three Mindset Shifts Needed to Get More People in Good Jobs 

To equitably improve employment outcomes in a given place, all stakeholders at the table must change how they see the problem and their role in providing solutions, starting with three mindset shifts.

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Jun 5, 2015

How Can Philanthropy Combat Implicit Bias? And Other #GoodReads from Living Cit… 

A weekly round-up of articles, resources and information that you won't want to miss!

Blog Post Juan Machado on Jun 2, 2015

The 'Invisible' Women Who are Transforming the U.S. Economy 

Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a 2014 MacArthur Genius grantee shares insights on the role women immigrant workers can play in the U.S. economy.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Apr 14, 2015

#AgeOfLiteracy: The Promise of Cross-Sector Collaboration 

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.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Mar 11, 2015

#BensTake: Wal-Mart and the Scaling of Social Change 

How can philanthropy, business and government align their resources behind winning strategies that will accelerate social change?

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Feb 20, 2015

The Importance of Making Meaning of Social Change Data: And Other #GoodReads fr… 

Living Cities' staff is constantly scanning the media and field for ideas, insights, and information that are relevant to our work, and the work of our problem solving network. Here are a few article…

Blog Post Bruce Katz on Jan 26, 2015

How Innovation Districts Can be Platforms for Economic Growth and Opportunity 

Economic recovery has eluded many low-Income people. Now, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz says we have to re-think how we build our cities, to achieve better economic opportunities for these l…

Blog Post Brad Whitehead on Dec 22, 2014

Growth & Opportunity: Connecting Disconnected Populations to the Economy 

The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and three organizations addressing Growth & Opportunity in Northeast Ohio, to provide a snapshot of our economy…

Blog Post Cynthia Jaggi on Dec 2, 2014

The Disconnect between Education and Life 

To achieve dramatically better results for low-income people faster we need to collectively rethink education.

Blog Post Brad Whitehead on Nov 12, 2014

The Geography of Growth 

As job growth continues to take place further and further from core cities, we need to better leverage public investment to connect low-income communities to opportunity. Read about the transformatio…

Blog Post Elizabeth Vargas on Nov 7, 2014

Collective Impact 3.0: And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff 

A weekly roundup of articles and information that you won’t want to miss!