Five years into Pay for Success, an innovative policy shift will open the door to new strategies for driving better employment outcomes for thousands of youth.
There’s much work to be done to rebuild a dynamic economy that creates equitable opportunities for all Americans. To do so, we first need an understanding of the challenges that’s grounded in truth a…
A new case study from StriveTogether offers some ideas on how to create good jobs for low-income people.
Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.
A new blog series shares what Living Cities’ Collective Impact team is learning about how to best support practitioners and implement the principles of collective impact.
The new framework for economic development proposed by Brookings' Amy Liu should be taken as a vital call to action. Four elements, in particular, have proven to be crucial to building a future of sh…
In order to achieve impact at scale, it will come down to individuals changing their behavior to achieve a community-level goal.
This blog outlines how funders can support collective impact initiatives in defining workforce development outcomes, and support people on a path to employment.
A weekly round-up of reading recommendations to kick-off 2016!
Living Cities' CEO responds to a new report on youth economic opportunity, and offers suggestions for American cities to best support the population of Opportunity Youth most in need.
As "cohorts" become an integral part of Living Cities work, one summer intern interviewed staff to surface key themes and lessons from across Living Cities' different initiatives.
The Prepare Learning Circle in the StriveTogether Network developed an outcome recommendation for collective impact collaborative initiatives. This blog has four lessons from their journey.
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…
With football season starting, Ty Boyea-Robinson decided to use her fantasy football skills to create a Manifesto that will build successful relationship between collective impact funders and grantee…
Living Cities wants to share our experiences and lessons at South-by-Southwest Interactive 2016. Your vote will determine if our session gets selected.
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.
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…
Our diverse portfolio gives us a unique vantage point to identify trends and accelerate the uptake of promising practices in the field. This week’s reading recommendations explore a few of these tren…
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.
Implementing collective impact in a quality way means actively working to make systems more equitable and closing disparities in achievement.
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.
Our CEO, Ben Hecht, shares his take on a recent study that indicates most public school children live in poverty. Part of our new blog series, #BensTake.
To achieve dramatically better results for low-income people faster, colleges and universities must broaden college access like never before and speed degree completion.
U.S. cities have an opportunity to grow economically by becoming more welcoming to immigrants. Welcoming America offers 3 lessons from efforts in Nashville, TN and Dayton, OH for starting welcoming e…