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by Monique Woodard on Nov 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems 

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in access to capital, social networks, and expertise that entrepreneurs of color often encounter while growing their businesses.

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by Hafizah Omar on May 13, 2019

Racial Equity Here Learning Report: Lessons from 5 Cities Operationalizing Racial Equity 

This learning report highlights lessons learned from the work of five cities operationalizing racial equity, including Albuquerque, Austin, Grand Rapids, Louisville, and Philadelphia.

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Nov 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems 

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in acces…

Blog Post Sarah Liniger Eisner on Oct 24, 2019

Personal Reparations  

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 9, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact: The Reflection and Practice 

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.

Resource on Jun 21, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

The seeds of a dynamic black future already exist within the minds of those among us—as long as, together, we are willing to step forward and author it.

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 7, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact  

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.

Blog Post H. Kay Howard & Christine Kang on Sep 16, 2019

Impact vs. Intent: Initial Lessons from Third Sector’s Equity Journey 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Safety and Justice Challenge 

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Aug 9, 2019

What We’re Reading: A Terrible Thing to Waste, by Harriet A. Washington 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on Jul 24, 2019

Building the Field: Reflections on Undoing Racism 

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woo… 

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Inequality 

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

Blog Post Stefanie Thomas on Jun 27, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

Resource on Mar 5, 2019

Getting Ready for Racial Equity Work: The Racial Equity Here Evaluation 

This evaluation of our Racial Equity Here initiative offers recommendations for other cities interested in applying a racial equity lens to their policies and operations.

Blog Post Marlon Williams & Alyssa Smaldino on Jun 5, 2019

What Does Racial Equity & Inclusion Look Like for the Public Sector? 

Blog Post Hafizah Omar on May 30, 2019

Finding the Roots of Our Histories Towards Collective Liberation 

This blog is part of a series of blogs highlighting Living Cities staff's various cultures in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

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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 Sindhu Lakshmanan on May 24, 2019

You Are What You Eat – Reclaiming my South Indian Heritage 

Food can be a way of preserving culture and maintaining a connection to home in a foreign place, as was the case in my family. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I’m sharing …

Resource on Apr 10, 2018

Survey: Assessing Our Staff's Racial Equity & Inclusion Competency 

We administered this survey as a baseline measure of our staff's collective competency around embedding a racial equity lens in our work.

Blog Post Crystal Li on May 17, 2019

The Little-Known History of Chinese Restaurants 

For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, I wanted to share a portion of my culture’s history. We need to be able to support each other to lift up our voices and share how our struggles are rooted i…

Blog Post Ellen Ward & Brinda Ganguly on May 15, 2019

Asking the Right Questions to Guide Investments in Closing Racial Wealth Gaps 

Blog Post Demetric Duckett on May 10, 2019

A Different Philanthropic Approach: Seeding Hope in Regional Inclusive Growth 

Blog Post Matt Baer on Apr 4, 2019

Accelerating Government’s Knowledge of Undoing Racism 

Five cities are building their understanding of structural and systemic inequality, in order to deepen their ability to address small business growth with a racial equity lens so all communities can …