#WealthInColor: Honeymoon Brewery [VIDEO]

In the first of our six-part #WealthInColor video series – featuring Black, Latinx and Native American founders – Ayla Bystrom-Williams of Honeymoon Brewery shares her entrepreneurial journey. She discusses the business landscape in New Mexico, the challenges of raising capital…

September 24, 2019

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

What does a low-income community look like? What systems and programs, while often well-intentioned, serve as the foot of oppression for keeping this neighborhood economically poor? After conducting this power analysis as part of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s…

September 16, 2019

Decolonizing Lunch Part II: Putting Our Values into Action

In the first piece of this two-part series, we explored the relationship between our racial equity practice and our procurement practices, and some of the questions we continue to grapple with in our journey. In this piece, one staff member…

September 5, 2019

Building the Field: Reflections on Undoing Racism

We cannot address racial disparities without being clear about the historical, social and political meaning of race in America. As part of our internal racial equity work, Living Cities has asked all of our staff to attend racial equity trainings…

July 24, 2019

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

Join us throughout the upcoming weeks as we feature the stories and work of Builders and Benefactors, a network of private equity investors, venture capitalists, and founders of color who are intentionally investing to close racial wealth and income gaps. Together,…

June 27, 2019

Normalizing Deep Conversations about Race through Coaching

This blog is part of a series that will tell the story of our organizational shift toward centering racial equity by sharing details of the experience and how we’ve handled bumps along the way with an emphasis on the ways…

June 25, 2019

Reflections on Leading Racial Equity Work in Collective Impact

OneCranston’s story has many similarities to the stories of those leading racial equity and inclusion work in many cities and institutions throughout our country. As we read and hear about more and more institutions each day talking about race and…

June 13, 2019

Lessons Learned from Regional Inclusive Economic Growth

We spoke with Living Cities members, partners and practitioners in the field to gather the critical lessons from past regional efforts in the US. We’ve shared why Living Cities is looking at a regional approach on inclusive economic growth in…

June 13, 2019

Building Local Startup Ecosystems That Work for Entrepreneurs of Color

In light of our ImpactAssets50 recognition, we are sharing blog posts, originally posted at Impact Alpha, that highlight the unique values that led the Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds to be included in the ImpactAssets 50 among an impressive set of peers…

June 11, 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 collective impact, and share tools and resources that they’ve found…

June 6, 2019