Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Oct 16, 2014

Enhancing the Employment Chances for Formerly Incarcerated Americans  

We brought together leading practitioners in an ongoing conversation about overcoming the significant barriers that face job-seekers with law enforcement records. Here are 5 lessons we learned.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Oct 7, 2014

A Conversation about Integrating Immigrant Workers Into the U.S. Economy 

This Storify is an excerpt of the #welcome2jobs Twitter conversation sparked by a recent webinar we hosted about aligning workforce development and immigrant integration efforts.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias & Katy Silliman on Oct 2, 2014

Announcing the Launch of a Collective Impact Workforce Initiative 

Living Cities and StriveTogether are supporting 5 communities in their Collective Impact efforts to address local workforce challenges.

Blog Post Eileen Neely & Nadia Owusu on Sep 10, 2014

Reducing Juvenile Recidivism and Increasing Employment in Massachusetts 

Juvenile recidivism has fueled America’s skyrocketing incarceration rate for years. Intervention can alter the trajectories of America’s most high-risk youngsters for the better. Without it, high-ris…

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Sep 3, 2014

An Invitation to Re-Think Ways to Integrate Immigrant Workers into the U.S. Eco… 

We invite you to join a webinar exploring approaches to help immigrant job-seekers access opportunity and integrate into the US economy.

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Aug 26, 2014

What Does it Take to Prepare Low-Income Adults for Quality 21st Century Jobs? 

We have embarked on an exciting adventure to answer the question of how cities and regions can prepare low-income working aged adults for quality 21st century jobs.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias & Sara Draper-Zivetz on Jul 8, 2014

City Governments Step Forward to Address Income Inequality 

Income inequality continues to grow in America and has even accelerated, post-2009, in the aftermath of the Great Recession. What is new, however, is the attention the nation has placed on income ine…

Blog Post Nigel Jacob on Jul 1, 2014

Accelerating Innovation in Cities: Early Learnings from the First Phase of the … 

What we've learned about adopting and spreading innovation from the selection phase for the first cohort of City Accelerator cities.

Blog Post on Jun 18, 2014

What’s Next for Growth and Opportunity? 

Exploring what’s working and what’s getting in the way of growing jobs in ways that also expand opportunity for low-income residents.

Blog Post Charles Chieppo on Jun 6, 2014

What Government Can Do to Attract Top IT Talent 

Predictive analytics is just one of the ways technology can improve both government efficiency and the quality of public services. But to achieve these goals, governments must attract and retain top-…

Blog Post Sean Daniel Murphy on May 22, 2014

The Bets We Need to Make to “Fund Good Jobs” in Our Cities 

Fund Good Jobs is a non-profit investment fund that tailors investments in the range of $100K to $2M with a blend of debt and equity capital to maximize growth and the creation of good jobs.

Blog Post Charles Rutheiser on May 20, 2014

What Can Cities Do To Promote Greater Economic Opportunity? 

The question we need to be asking ourselves is: what can cities do to promote a broader sense of opportunity for all of their citizens?

Blog Post Leslie Lynn Smith on May 19, 2014

No Victory Without Inclusion 

We cannot claim victory if the economies we create leave our poorest people out.

Blog Post Emily Garr Pacetti on May 15, 2014

WANTED: Job, Training and a Bus Pass 

Like many civic leaders across the country, we are looking for solutions that allow us to deploy our resources most strategically in order to prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on May 14, 2014

Beyond the Transit System: Mapping Regions by Access to Jobs and Essential Serv… 

Through our emergent Connect” work, we’re exploring ways to increase the number of low-income people who can affordably access job opportunities and essential services such as childcare or health ser…

Blog Post Sean Daniel Murphy on May 13, 2014

Connecting People to Opportunity: What will it Take to Fund a Million Good Jobs? 

The time to change the conversation about jobs is now, and that conversation must be about how to create jobs and how to ensure that there is equitable access.

Blog Post José Garcia on May 13, 2014

Not a Skills Gap but a Quality Job Gap: We Need a Business and Worker-Focused S… 

Investing in quality jobs must not be seen as merely an ethical argument; it’s a strategy that leads to increased economic activity which in turn spurs local business growth.

Blog Post Sam Schaeffer on May 8, 2014

It Takes More than Just a Job to Reduce Recidivism 

Mass incarceration means that we are removing huge numbers of men from the workforce during a period when they should be completing education and having their first, formative work experiences

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on May 7, 2014

Rethinking Workforce Development for the 21st Century 

Blog Post Alyson Wise & Edwin Torres on May 6, 2014

Tackling the Youth Unemployment Crisis 

As of March 2014, the unemployment rate for youth aged 16-24 was over 14%, and last year 5.8 million young people were both not in school and out of work. The Rockefeller Foundation is working to cha…

Blog Post John Arensmeyer on May 6, 2014

Small Business Success Crucial to That of Local Communities 

Blog Post Bill Sadler on Apr 29, 2014

3 Things to Consider When Launching an Equity Atlas: Advice for Regions Lookin… 

Ideally, the Equity Atlas can help evaluate progress toward social equity over time as transit lines open, as development decisions are made, and as policies are passed.

Blog Post Bill Sadler on Apr 29, 2014

Putting Equity on the Map: Measuring Access to Opportunity with an Equity Atlas 

Data and maps can help tell the story of why our communities matter and where we need to prioritize our investments to make sure everyone has access to the people, places and things they need to thri…

Blog Post Brian Reilly on Apr 25, 2014

The Small Business Development Work of the Integration Initiative 

Small business development has increasingly been embraced by all Integration Initiative sites as a means to advance place-based goals like corridor revitalization and system change goals like economi…