This report from Living Cities reflects on what it takes to move from traditional collaboration to collective impact, including taking a close look at the public sector. It also highlights the importance of unlocking its the public sector's power as a partner including through innovative use of data and the burgeoning civic technology movement.

Welcome to: At the Table

Welcome to the fourth issue of At the Table: Ideas and Insights from The Integration Initiative. At the Table allows us to share key learnings from our work with our cross-sector partners on the ground in Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Newark and the Twin Cities. In this issue, we reflect on what it takes for efforts to move from traditional collaboration to collective impact. We also take a closer look at the role of the public sector in this work. Additionally, we highlight the importance of unlocking its power as a partner including through innovative use of data and the burgeoning civic technology movement.

Building on the role of different players ‘at the table’, we are excited to announce a new partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston that has launched an effort, modeled on The Integration Initiative, that is bringing together cross sector leaders to improve the lives of low-income people in smaller cities in the state of Massachusetts. We look forward to learning how to adapt The Integration Initiative framework for smaller cities and how to spread these learnings more broadly.