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by Ben Hecht on Aug 14, 2017

Facing Down Racial Terror 

Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht responds to the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

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Resource
on Jan 4, 2017

Voicing Race: Storytelling in Traditional Media [PODCAST] 

Listen to our inaugural podcast, Voicing Race, in which we speak to journalists Tanzina Vega of CNN and Barrett Pitner of the Guardian and the Daily Beast about race in the media.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Aug 16, 2017

#GoodReads: What We're Reading on Racial Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 14, 2017

Facing Down Racial Terror 

Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht responds to the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 25, 2017

#GoodReads: What We're Watching on Race Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Resource on Sep 11, 2017

A Day in a Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color [INFOGRAPHIC] 

If life is a game, it is rigged.

Blog Post Joanna Carrasco on Jul 17, 2017

#GoodReads: What We're Listening to on Race Equity 

This #GoodReads series spotlights media and resources that help us better understand racial inequity and what we can do about it.

Blog Post Nora Liu on May 11, 2017

Accelerating Racial Equity in Cities: Emerging Insights  

The five cities that make up Racial Equity Here are doing game-changing work to advance racial equity. At this midway point, we look at some emerging insights from their work.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Safety and Justice Challenge 

Blog Post Kathryn Finney on Apr 5, 2017

How digitalundivided Builds Confident Black and Latina Women Entrepreneurs 

Blog Post Anne Price & Kien Lee on Mar 21, 2017

Racial Equity Here - Lessons from the Field  

Four lessons from our Racial Equity Here cohort on how to embed a racial equity lens in local government.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros & Megan McGlinchey on Mar 7, 2017

Why We’re Participating in A Day Without A Woman Strike Tomorrow 

Many of the Living Cities staff have decided to participate in the #ADayWithoutAWoman General Strike tomorrow—here’s why.

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Inequality 

Disrupting disparate outcomes in income, wealth, and access to opportunity.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 23, 2017

#BensTake: Breaking Down Barriers for Entrepreneurs of Color 

People of color face a host of unique hurdles to starting businesses. Targeted solutions across the country are ensuring that everyone can participate in the full extent of the promise of entrepreneu…

Resource on Sep 27, 2016

Closing the Gaps: Full Compendium of Essays 

This Compendium of essays, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, highlights ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial opportunity gaps

Blog Post Kesha Cash on Jan 25, 2017

Fixing the Economic Divide that Plagues America: Part 2 

Blog Post Jeff Raderstrong on Jan 24, 2017

VIDEO: How Can Employers Overcome Biases?  

How do you get employers to overcome their biases and change their culture to be more inclusive? Tawanna Black of the Northside Funders Groups posed this question to a panel of employment experts. No…

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Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 17, 2017

No Justice Without Economic Justice: #BensTake on the Legacy of Martin Luther K… 

Martin Luther King knew what we at Living Cities have come to recognize over the course of our work: that racial inequality and economic inequality in this country cannot be overcome in isolation.

Resource on Dec 15, 2015

Collective Impact Literature Review 

A comprehensive overview of the current topics covered within collective impact literature, and the trends and gaps in the collective impact field.

Blog Post Patrick McCarthy on Nov 30, 2016

Connecting Our Youths to Our Collective Future 

To ensure that all young people become productive adults, we need to actively seek out, identify and confront policies and behaviors that – intentionally or not – sideline youth of color from pathway…

Blog Post Jill Nishi on Nov 30, 2016

Opening the Bridge to Opportunity through Education 

Our work to date has taught us the imperative of deep and deliberate engagement with educators—particularly teachers—but also parents and communities, as full partners in achieving our shared goals o…

Blog Post Angela Glover Blackwell on Nov 16, 2016

Beyond Affordable Housing: Creating Opportunities in Every Community  

Fresh ideas, new collaborations, and important policy changes are advancing affordable housing as a platform for connecting residents to opportunity. However, re-thinking affordable housing without m…

Blog Post Raphael Bostic on Nov 16, 2016

The Black History of Housing in America: How the Dream Was Deferred 

Understanding the persistent black-white wealth gap requires an analysis of decades-old policies. Learning from our history can help us change the future.