Blog Post Ayana Crichton on Jun 13, 2019

Reflections on Leading Racial Equity Work in Collective Impact 

Blog Post Ayana Crichton & Annette Bourne on Jun 6, 2019

Building OneCranston through Collective Impact 

As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collect…

Blog Post Colleen Dawicki on Apr 26, 2019

Stepping Up and Stepping Back: Features of Effective Backbone Organizations 

Lessons learned about backbones from 4 years of the Working Cities Challenge.

Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Jul 11, 2016

How Strong is Your Civic Infrastructure? The Boston Fed Wants to Know. 

How do you know when a city's civic infrastructure needs improvement? And what can be done? The Boston Fed is asking asking the people who know their cities best.

Blog Post Tynesia Boyea-Robinson & Jeff Raderstrong on May 26, 2016

What Does It Take To Achieve Collective Impact? (May Edition) 

Using data to achieve collective impact continues to be a challenge for the Living Cities Collective Impact team.

Blog Post Kseniya Benderskaya on Apr 29, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Hiring Initiative Directors 

Hiring for the unique job of leading a collective impact initiative can be complicated. These tips and lessons learned from current initiative directors can help!

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Mar 30, 2016

Collective Impact #ToolBox: Partnership Leaders Explain Their Work 

Four Collective Impact practitioner leaders share their ongoing work, lessons learned and insights in 10-15 minute videos.

Blog Post Brittany Ramos DeBarros on Feb 19, 2016

Five Questions for Armeather Gibbs of the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge 

We sat down with Armeather Gibbs, director the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge, a Boston Federal Reserve Bank initiative that aims to improve the lives of low-income residents by encouraging cr…

Blog Post Colleen Dawicki on Jul 29, 2015

Looking Back as We Forge Ahead: Lessons from the First Year of the Working Citi… 

As the Working Cities Challenge prepares to extend the opportunity to compete to additional Massachusetts cities, the team reflect on lessons learned from the first round of the Challenge.

Blog Post Denise Linn on Feb 2, 2015

Harnessing the Potential of the Gigabit City 

Five major themes from the 2015 Gigabit City Summit, which asked "How can gigabit connectivity drive regional economic development?"

Blog Post Ronda Jackson on Jun 5, 2014

Massachusetts State Government Collaborating to Improve Working Cities 

Secretary, Gregory Bialecki, shares sights on the role of the State of Massachusetts in the Working Cities Challenge.

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Jan 15, 2014

Six Massachusetts Cities Win Working Cities Challenge Grants 

In a competition that was modeled on The Integration Initiative, six cities win a total of $1.8 million in grants.

Blog Post Prabal Chakrabarti on Nov 1, 2013

Working Cities Challenge Moves Forward: Three Questions with Prabal Chakrabarti 

Boston Federal Reserve Bank Vice President, Prabal Chakrabarti, sat down with Living Cities to provided an update in an interview on the Working Cities Challenge in Massachusetts.