On our blog, Collective Impact Forum staff, partners, and guest contributors share the latest learning, innovations, and stories from the field.
  • 3 Levels of Racial Equity Work within Collective Impact

    Juan Sebastian Arias

    October 25, 2015

    It’s become increasingly clear that large scale social change efforts need to directly tackle structural racial inequality in order to be truly impactful and effective. For this reason, racial equity has become a central focus of the work at Living Cities, especially within its collective impact portfolio which focuses on changing the systems in cities that consistently produce poor outcomes for many city residents.
  • 3 Steps for Advancing Equity through Collective Impact

    Juan Sebastian Arias

    April 15, 2015

    In order to truly solve the complex social issues our communities face, the structural causes of inequality along race, class, gender & culture lines need to be tackled head on. With its focus on changing systems, collective impact provides a framework through which these equity goals can be explicitly advanced.
  • Four Insights on How Collective Impact, Community Engagement & Racial Equity Intersect

    Juan Sebastian Arias

    October 28, 2014

    At Living Cities, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to change the systems that consistently produce poverty, income inequality, and all their related disparities. One of our core beliefs is that the seemingly intractable problems facing cities today can only be addressed when decision-makers from across different sectors come together around a common vision to re-engineer the systems that produce these outcomes in the first place. This approach - also known as collective impact - is one that Living Cities has been testing in the social sector over the past several years.