Supporting Black and Brown Entrepreneurs

At Opportunity Hub's HBCU@SXSW, Living Cities chatted with technology leaders about how companies can support black and brown entrepreneurs through skills development and talent placement.

In 2019, 252 students from 100 colleges and universities were sponsored to attend HBCU@SXSW, and ninety percent of the students were placed in paid summer internships or permanent jobs.

Rodney Sampson, founder of OHUB, welcomed JaNay Queen Nazaire, Living Cities Managing Director for Performance and Results, and Demetric Duckett, Living Cities Associate Director for Capital innovation, to HBCU@SXSW.

Living Cities also met and interviewed professionals and executives of corporations focused on operationalizing racial equity.

The interviews are featured in this podcast series, Planning for the New Majority: A collection of stories from OHUB@SXSW19. Read the Entire Article


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Here's How to Invest in Baltimore's Neglected Neighborhoods

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Hong Kong Social Entrepreneur Pitches Rental Affordability Solution for Vancouver

Light Be, a Hong Kong for-profit company that aims to achieve social outcomes, connects needy applicants with discount rentals, but terms of arrangement clash with B.C. law. Social entrepreneur...more

Newsmatch Making a Lasting Impact in Communities Throughout the U.S.
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet, director for journalism at Knight Foundation, writes an article originally published at kf.org. Her article tackles how "Americans still don't understand the full extent of the...more

Oslo Saw Zero Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in 2019

City data for Oslo, Norway, which has a population of about 673,000, show a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities. According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are...more

Entrepreneurs Discuss the Benefits of Impact Investing at Emory University

Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) hosted a panel attended by students, faculty, and Atlanta community members, at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. The event discussed the challenges and...more

How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Windfall for the Rich

The Trump administration's multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas became a windfall for the wealthiest Americans. The goal of the tax benefit was to persuade...more

Invest Acadiana Recognized as Leading Opportunity Zone Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation of Acadiana

Invest Acadiana, of Louisiana, was recognized as a leading Opportunity Zone Community in new national list. The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts, a partnership between the Sorenson...more

Strong Connections Create Social Impact

Jim Katzaman, manager at Largo Financial Services, features Timothy Macharia, chief management officer of Arielle for Africa and a passionate digital marketer, brand developer and graphic...more

The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used...more

Local Change, Big Impact: LISC's State & Local Policy Survey

LISC seeks its partners around the country, spanning the nonprofit, small business, philanthropic, public, and corporate sectors to take on its State & Local Policy Survey. LISC's goal is to...more







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The Northern Zone Social Enterprise Hub at Ballymena’s Ecos Centre has now officially opened. The launching ceremony was carried out by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland.




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