Blog Post Andrea Levere on Nov 9, 2016

Crossing the Great Divide: Building Assets and Wealth for All 

“But it’s all right, ‘cause it’s all white…I ain’t talking about rich, I’m talking about wealth.” - Chris Rock, 2004

Blog Post Brandee McHale on Nov 9, 2016

Philanthropy’s Moment: Enabling and Protecting the Financial Futures of America… 

Three principles can help philanthropy create financial stability for the futures of American families.

Blog Post Joe Kriesberg on Nov 9, 2016

Creating a Healthy Community Development Ecosystem 

Structural racism is a pollutant that threatens the community development ecosystem. How can we confront and defeat this dangerous pollutant?

Blog Post Lee Sheehy on Nov 2, 2016

Bowling Together: Twenty-Five Years of Philanthropic & Private Sector Partnersh… 

The case of Minneapolis-St. Paul shows how powerful it can be to leverage the distinct, complementary assets of the business, public, and civic sectors toward a common cause.

Blog Post Ray Leach on Nov 2, 2016

The Future of Public/Private Partnerships & Capitalism Must Focus On Economic E… 

Our economic future must now be about doing significantly more work with high-potential firms and combining intellectual and financial resources at a significantly more ambitious scale.

Blog Post Jeff Edmondson on Nov 2, 2016

Three Key Steps to Address Disparities and Advance Equity  

The communities in the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network have uncovered three key steps to working smarter in order to address disparities.

Blog Post Tim Ferguson on Nov 2, 2016

The Next 25 Years of Economic and Community Development 

In the next 25 years, we need strong leaders that challenge traditional ways of thinking, and investment in the people and enterprises that are the engines at the forefront of our country’s economy a…

Blog Post Xavier De Souza Briggs on Oct 26, 2016

Inclusive Capitalism Goes Local 

Five ways to make capitalism more inclusive and create opportunity for all.

Topic

Workforce 

Preparing Americans, especially low-income Americans, for quality 21st century jobs.

Blog Post Lata Reddy on Oct 26, 2016

Impact Investing: A Look Back to Pave a Path Forward 

Twenty-five years have produced several important lessons learned that can collectively shape more effective future investments.

Blog Post Phillip Henderson on Oct 26, 2016

Thinking Differently about Entrepreneurs and Poverty 

Solving the problems of poverty in American cities requires us to support visionary, entrepreneurial women and people of color.

Blog Post William Frey on Oct 24, 2016

US Diversity Explosion Is a Reason for Optimism 

Opportunities will increase when the institutional players across our country—politicians, civic leaders, nonprofit leaders, and employers—recognize the potential of this new, more diverse generation.

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Rip Rapson 

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, which contributed $100 million to Detroit’s “Grand Bargain.” He is also Chairman of the Living Cities board.

Blog Post Michael Bodaken on Oct 24, 2016

Lack of Section 8 Is Not Just About Poverty: It’s About Race 

Early studies show that providing permanent housing actually reduces public costs associated with meeting the needs of the homeless. We estimate that providing Housing Choice Vouchers for the 3.1 mil…

Blog Post Sarah Rosen Wartell on Oct 17, 2016

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable  

We must explicitly confront enduring racial barriers not only in the communities where we invest but also in our own organizations and modes of work.

Blog Post Nick Turner & Scarlet Neath on Oct 13, 2016

Remarkable Progress in Juvenile Justice Reform, but Not for All Kids 

The current national conversation on criminal justice reform opens up an opportunity to turn the tide on mass incarceration and improve economic outcomes for low-income Americans, especially those of…

Blog Post Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey on Oct 10, 2016

Bringing Equality to Health  

Racial segregation restricts access to such health-promoting resources as stable housing, healthy food choices, quality schools, job opportunities, and safe streets and parks. In fact, racism itself …

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 …