Three decades of growth and transformation
Like any living organism, Living Cities has evolved over our three decades. But in every stage of our journey, we have remained committed to improving the lives of people in U.S. cities and accelerating practices that create dignified and abundant lives.
Living Cities harnesses the collective power of philanthropy, financial institutions and local governments to close racial income and wealth gaps in American cities.
All people in U.S. cities are economically secure, building wealth, and living abundant, dignified and connected lives.
We Are Values-Driven
Living Cities’ core values – those we believe are fundamental to the organization’s success in achieving its mission – are collaboration, innovation, leadership, impact, and racial equity and inclusion. These organizational values guide our everyday decisions about how, why and what we do.
The People Behind Living Cities
Our people are our greatest strength and the bedrock of what we do. From our staff, to our board, to the hundreds of practitioners around the country who partner with us, the impact of Living Cities is made possible through the passion and commitment of our community. Get to know the people behind the work and connect with us.
In 2020, Living Cities launched the “Closing the Gaps” Network, paired with a cohort of cities participating in a “Year of Reckoning” initiative. This foundational year brought together leadership in six cities–Austin, Albuquerque, Memphis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester–to interrogate how racism has shaped their cities, to organize together to implement policies and practices that would build wealth for BIPOC
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Our employees are the lifeblood of our mission, and at Living Cities, we are committed to providing our staff with a warm, friendly and supportive team environment that starts with a shared respect for everyone. See where you fit in.
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