Resource on Mar 31, 2015

Week 3: Creating Community Feedback Loops to Fast Track Change  

In the third week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we introduce the concept of “feedback loops” and how they can improve your work with community members.

Resource on Mar 24, 2015

Week 2: Amplifying the Voice of Community in Collective Impact 

Our free e-course will help you better understand the process of working with community members through collective impact.

Resource on Mar 17, 2015

Week 1: Why Involve Community Members in Collective Impact 

Our free e-course helps collective impact initiatives understand why to work with community members and improve their process of community engagement.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Report 

This report is a culmination of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

Resource on Nov 10, 2014

The Integration Initiative: Three Year Evaluation Executive Summary 

This executive summary highlights the main findings from the evaluation of the first three years of the work of The Integration Initiative's partner sites.

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.

Resource on Sep 9, 2014

Reflections on Living Cities' Integration Initiative 

Our President and CEO Ben Hecht shares some of the biggest lessons from the first three years of our signature Integration Initiative that aims to catalyze systems change to improve the lives of low income people in US cities.

Resource on Sep 8, 2014

Living Cities Catalyst Fund Portfolio Summaries 

Learn more about our investments through our impact investing vehicle, the Catalyst Fund.

Resource on Apr 7, 2014

The Role of the Public Sector in the Integration Initiative: Executive Summary 

This document explores the role of the public sector in complex cross‐sector system change initiatives.

Resource on Dec 9, 2013

The Itasca Project: Insights From solving Problems Through Cross-Sector Partnerships 

This case study of The Itasca Project is part of a body of research that explores what makes a cross-sector partnerships successful.

Resource on Aug 8, 2013

At the Table: Volume 4 

Our fourth *At the Table* features reflections, conversations, profiles, articles and updates on what key stakeholders are learning through The Integration Initiative in the cities where we work.

Resource on Jun 17, 2013

State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting US Cities 

Identifying solutions to complex problems will require us to let go of the old ways of working, in favor of more adaptive strategies. This report overviews 5 Trends and what they mean for our cities future.

Resource on May 21, 2013

McKinsey & Co. and Living Cities Research on Trends in US Cities 

This report with McKinsey & Co and Living Cities covers five major trends that are affecting US cities and identifies how cities are responding to these trends

Resource on Feb 19, 2013

Summary of Anchor Institutions Design Lab: Opportunities, Barriers and Strategies for Har… 

This report examines how anchor institutions can realize their full potential in terms of generating economic activity and opening up opportunity for low income people.

Resource on Feb 14, 2013

Advancing Anchor Procurement Strategies: Early Findings and Next Steps for the Field 

Through their hiring, purchasing and other activities, anchors generate billions of dollars in economic activity with the potential to benefit low-income people directly. In order to achieve population-level results, anchors must be part of a broade…

Resource on Feb 11, 2013

The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth 

This paper discusses a strategy in Cleveland, Ohio to address economic challenges by leveraging the power of anchor institutions to generate local wealth, economic opportunity and jobs.

Resource on Nov 15, 2012

At the Table: Volume 3 

Our third *At the Table* features reflections, conversations, profiles, articles and updates on what key stakeholders are learning through The Integration Initiative in the cities where we work.

Resource on Nov 12, 2012

TII Midterm Outcomes Evaluation Report 

This evaluation report provides a broad overview of the work of The Integration Initiative in the five sites over the first 18 months of the Integration Initiative.

Resource on Aug 1, 2012

At The Table: Volume 2 

Our second *At the Table* features reflections, conversations, profiles, articles and updates on what key stakeholders are learning through The Integration Initiative in the cities where we work. Our one caveat is that this piece reflects thinking d…

Resource on Mar 29, 2012

At the Table: Volume 1 

Our first *At the Table* features reflections, conversations, profiles, articles and updates on what key stakeholders are learning through The Integration Initiative in the cities where we work. Our one caveat is that this piece reflects thinking du…

Resource on Mar 16, 2012

Harnessing the Full Economic Impact of Anchor Institutions: Framework  

This paper provides a framework for Living Cities Anchor Institutions Design Lab that was designed to advance the potential of anchor institutions to catalyze economic activity to benefit low-income people.

Resource on Nov 22, 2011

Living Cities Integration Initiative Framework 

This document outlines how Living Cities’ signature Integration Initiative was designed to demonstrate how public, private, philanthropic and non-profit sectors can work together differently to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in …