Albuquerque's Robin Brulé shares her reflections on what it takes to leverage entrepreneurship to create jobs for low-income people.

Last April, five new sites from the southern and western U.S. joined the existing partners in The Integration Initiative (TII). Albuquerque, New Orleans, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle/ King County will apply the principles of collective impact to increase opportunities for low-income people.

Living Cities and our partners learned a lot from the first round of TII – and know we still have room to grow. In the second round, we’ve committed to a developmental evaluation approach. We will refine what we are doing - and sharing our learning - as we go.

With that in mind, we asked the directors of our new site partners to share what they are learning as a part of TII. We’ve already heard from Albuquerque’s Mayor, Richard Berry. Today, Albuquerque’s Initiative Director, Robin Brulé, shares her reflections on what Innovation Central has learned about using entrepreneurship to create jobs for low income people so far.

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Robin Brule lists some of the major lessons learned from Albuquerque's involvement with The Integration Initiative. Learn more: