Leveraging our network for change
What does it take to close income and wealth gaps in the US? At Living Cities, our answer lies in our network’s ability to use their racial equity and inclusion skills to dismantle white supremacy culture, including racist narratives. We also believe more businesses owned by Black and brown people should be positioned to scale. Equitable policies and programs at the local level and through capital investment are a part of that work. Additionally, we aim to break down barriers to homeownership to reverse centuries of systematic suppression of wealth-building for Black people—and all communities of color.
We are working to ensure that our commitment to issues of racial equity and inclusion, at the systems level, is reflected and centered in all of our work. To do this, we have adopted value and culture norms to guide our action.Learn More
Across our initiatives, we focus on shifting beliefs to advance new ways of working that undo racial inequities.Learn More
Breaking down barriers to homeownership is another strategy for reversing the systematic suppression of wealth-building for Black people—and all communities of color.Learn More
Our public and private sector work discovers what policies and investments are needed to create an equitable business economy, where Black and brown business owners are thriving.Learn More
Every year we spend billions of dollars to address complex challenges, such as education, workforce development, and mobility. However, we fail to achieve the desired results, whereby, the work we are doing on the ground isn’t adding up to the impact we want to see in our community.Learn More