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October 21, 2016

Working Cities Challenge Connecticut Info Session - Eastern Connecticut

Join us to learn more about the Working Cities Challenge in Connecticut and the 16 communities eligible to participate in this exciting initiative. Collaborative leaders from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, and community leaders, in eligible Connecticut cities are asked to attend one of four information sessions in order to compete in the Challenge.

October 18, 2016

Working Cities Challenge Connecticut Info Session - Northern Connecticut

Join us to learn more about the Working Cities Challenge in Connecticut and the 16 communities eligible to participate in this exciting initiative. Collaborative leaders from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, and community leaders, in eligible Connecticut cities are asked to attend one of four information sessions in order to compete in the Challenge.

October 4, 2016

Working Cities Challenge Connecticut Launch Celebration

Join Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, and other partners to learn more about the Working Cities Challenge and the 16 Connecticut communities eligible to participate in this exciting initiative.

September 28, 2016

Working Cities Challenge Connecticut Info Session – Southern Connecticut

Join us to learn more about the Working Cities Challenge in Connecticut and the 16 communities eligible to participate in this exciting initiative. Collaborative leaders from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, and community leaders, in eligible Connecticut cities are asked to attend one of four information sessions in order to compete in the Challenge.

September 23, 2016

Working Cities Challenge Connecticut Info Session - Western Connecticut

Join us to learn more about the Working Cities Challenge in Connecticut and the 16 communities eligible to participate in this exciting initiative. Collaborative leaders from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, and community leaders, in eligible Connecticut cities are asked to attend one of four information sessions in order to compete in the Challenge.

December 2, 2015

Massachusetts Round 2: Working Cities Challenge Design Phase Session 1

Ten teams gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for the first of multiple design-phase sessions. At the event, the Working Cities team reviewed the design phase, the implementation application, and the Working Cities framework. In addition, city teams heard presentations from Living Cities on "Moving from Vision to Shared Result" and "Building, Sustaining, & Improving Cross-sector Partnerships."

November 5, 2015

Massachusetts Round 2 Announcement event at State House

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, and public and private funders officially recognized ten $15,000 design grant awards as part of a second round of the Working Cities Challenge in Massachusetts.

September 29, 2015

Boston Fed's New England Community Development Advisory Council Meeting

The Boston Fed's New England Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC) cordially invites you to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's 2015 New England Community Development Advisory Council Regional Convening.

August 5, 2015

Learning Community Workshop: "Data, Measurement and Evidence-based Practice"

This two-day Learning Community workshop was held for all core partners of the four multi-year winning teams. The discussion focused on data, measurement and evidence-based practice, and in-depth or technical conversation.

June 5, 2015

Working Cities Challenge Regional Outreach – Southeastern MA

A discussion with Southeastern Massachusetts cities about the role of collaborative, cross-sector leadership in the resurgence of smaller cities, and what the Boston Fed learned because of the first round of the Working Cities Challenge.

June 3, 2015

Working Cities Challenge Regional Outreach – North Shore

A discussion with North Shore Massachusetts cities about the role of collaborative, cross-sector leadership in the resurgence of smaller cities, and what the Boston Fed learned because of the first round of the Working Cities Challenge.

May 28, 2015

Working Cities Challenge Regional Outreach – Western Massachusetts

A discussion with Western Massachusetts cities about the role of collaborative, cross-sector leadership in the resurgence of smaller cities, and what the Boston Fed learned because of the first round of the Working Cities Challenge.

May 27, 2015

Working Cities Challenge Regional Outreach – Northern and Central MA

A discussion with Northern and Central Mass. cities about the role of collaborative, cross-sector leadership in the resurgence of smaller cities, and what the Boston Fed learned because of the first round of the Working Cities Challenge.

May 22, 2015

Transforming Smaller Cities in New England – A Discussion with Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren

Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, together with the Rhode Island Foundation and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, participated in a discussion about the Working Cities Challenge and the potential to expand the initiative to other New England states.

February 12, 2015

Working Cities Funders' Plenary 2015

The 2015 Working Cities Funders' Plenary provided a progress update for the Working Cities Challenge, highlighting lessons learned. WCC partners along with Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren discussed how these lessons could affect cross-sector work.

January 14, 2015

Learning Community Seminar III: Bridging the Education and Workforce Development Systems in Massachusetts

This Learning Community Seminar focused on bridging education and workforce development.

November 13, 2014

Transforming the Market in Gateway Cities: A New Era of Collaboration

Held at UMass Boston and in conjunction with MassInc's Gateway Cities Innovation Awards, this Learning Community featured a panel of national experts who each shared perspectives on the value of collaboration in advancing progress in cities.

September 30, 2014

Growing Your Cross-Sector Partnership: Strategies for Engaging (and Sustaining) Resident and Business Leadership

This Learning Community brought winning and non-winning cities together to discuss strategies for engaging and sustaining resident and business leadership in smaller cities.

June 12, 2014

Funders' Network Event

The 2014 Working Cities Funders' Network event included a Funders' Plenary that highlighted the initial lessons learned through the development of the Working Cities Challenge and how to accelerate the Cities' promising work.

June 12, 2014

Working Cities Challenge Funder's Network Pitch Event

The Boston Fed hosted a plenary discussion and pitch contest for philanthropic partners and all 20 Working Cities. The Funders' Networking Event served to connect philanthropic organizations with the civic leadership infrastructure in the Working Cities.

May 29, 2014

Learning Community Workshop: "Using Data to Discover What Works in the Working Cities"

This workshop included an expert panel with best practices in data driven community change efforts, and a discussion of communications and governance structures for each WCC initiative.

March 27, 2014

Building Out Your Theory of Change

The six winning teams—Fitchburg, Lawrence, Salem, Holyoke, Chelsea and Somerville—from the first round of Working Cities Challenge gathered in Fitchburg for a brainstorming session around education and workforce development.

March 12, 2014

Lifting People and Places Out of Poverty: Strategies for Linking Human Capital and Neighborhood Development

This seminar brought together practitioners from community development, education, affordable housing, public health, and public safety to discuss neighborhood-based efforts to address challenges of concentrated poverty and economic mobility.

January 15, 2014

Working Cities Challenge celebration to announce winning cities

A cross-section of leaders, including including state officials including the Governor, members of the philanthropic community, Fed officials, private sector leaders, and representatives of city government, nonprofits, and businesses in many of Massachusetts' smaller cities, convened at the Boston Fed to celebrate the Working Cities Challenge.