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 on Jul 30, 2014

Working to Re-Engineer Education, Cradle to Career 

Unless we fix education, we cannot fix inequality, so Living Cities is working with cross-sector leaders in cities to re-engineer education, cradle to career.

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Redefining Affordable Nutrition through Retail Grocery: The Daily Table Webinar 

Living Cities hosted a webinar on redefining affordable nutrition through retail grocery looking at model of the the Urban Food Initiative and its benefits. Listen to the recording to get insights and advice.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on Jul 30, 2014

Four Insights on how Collective Impact, Community Engagement and Racial Equity … 

Local initiatives need support in order to engage communities more equitably in their work and ultimately reduce inequality across different races, cultures and class groups.

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.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Educ… 

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 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.

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Arthur Burris 

Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…

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 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 Nadia Owusu on Apr 4, 2014

Celebrating the First Three Years of the Integration Initiative 

In the first 3 years of the Integration Initiative, we gleaned important lessons on realigning institutions across issues, sectors, and disciplines. We also have seen significant evidence pointing to…

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias & Sara Draper-Zivetz on Mar 7, 2014

Free Community College: How the Public Sector Can Help Prepare Low-Income Peopl… 

Examining the potential for free community college to improve pathways to opportunity for low-income people,

Blog Post Brian Reilly on Jan 28, 2014

Poverty and Inequality Today 

Why are we stuck in this troubling state of poverty and inequality, despite significant investments in safety net programs, health interventions, and educational reform? The data suggest that the eco…