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November 14, 2018

Bringing learning to life at the Boston Fed

The Working Cities Challenge model features a set of four “core elements” that we ask cities to prioritize and build into their initiatives.

September 12, 2018

Working Cities ‘works’ in Chelsea, Holyoke, Fitchburg, and Lawrence

After four years participating in the initiative, cities see progress and momentum

July 20, 2018

Rosengren visits Working Cities teams in Fitchburg, Haverhill, and Lowell

Checking in on three Massachusetts Working Cities Challenge winners

July 17, 2018

Resurgent cities, collaborative governance, and the Muppets

Tips and lessons from the Boston Fed's Working Cities Challenge

March 16, 2018

Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge welcomes new faces

New Boston Fed director, initiative directors for Cranston, Newport, and Providence

March 6, 2018

Rosengren visits Hartford and East Hartford, celebrates winning Connecticut cities

Governor Malloy, winning teams, gather to celebrate Connecticut cities

February 8, 2018

Rosengren visits Connecticut cities in celebration of Working Cities Challenge milestone

Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, and Waterbury each to receive $450k grants

February 6, 2018

Boston Fed announces winners of the Connecticut Working Cities Challenge

Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, and Waterbury win Boston Fed's Working Cities Challenge competition

December 27, 2017

2017 in Review

A year of celebrations and further collaboration.

November 13, 2017

What's in a design session?

Read more about the work being done by teams to gear up for implementation grants.

May 15, 2017

Rosengren tours cities in celebration of Working Cities Challenge in Rhode Island

Cranston, Newport, and Providence to receive $400,000 implementation awards

April 5, 2017

Working Cities celebrates design grant winners in Connecticut

Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, Norwich, Torrington, and Waterbury to receive $15,000 design grant awards.

April 5, 2017

Ten Connecticut Cities Receive Design Grants through the Boston Fed's Working Cities Challenge

Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, Norwich, Torrington, and Waterbury to receive grants.

October 4, 2016

Working Cities celebrates expansion to Connecticut

Sixteen communities eligible to pursue collaborative economic development strategies

August 12, 2016

Working Cities Challenge Rhode Island celebrates design grant recipients

Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly

July 18, 2016

Celebration honoring winning cities from Massachusetts's Working Cities Challenge

On July 18, 2016, the Boston Fed hosted over 150 guests for a celebration honoring winning teams from Massachusetts's second round of the Working Cities Challenge, representing the cities of Haverhill, Lowell, Pittsfield, Springfield, and Worcester. The teams were awarded a total of $2.8 million to be distributed as $475,000 grants.

June 1, 2016

Five cities receive total of $2.8M in Boston Fed's Working Cities Challenge

Haverhill, Lowell, Pittsfield, Springfield, and Worcester will each receive $475,000 in the second round of the Working Cities Challenge

May 4, 2016

Massachusetts Round One: Mid-point evaluation completed by Mt. Auburn Associates

Captures progress made by winning cities on core elements of WCC model

December 2015

Round One Progress report: Advancing goals, transforming communities

An update on the goals, strategy, and progress of Lawrence, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Chelsea, Salem, and Somerville.

November 5, 2015

Ten Working Cities Receive Design Grants In Second Round Of Boston Fed Competition

Brockton, Haverhill, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Revere, Salem, Springfield, and Worcester to receive grants

September 29, 2015

Boston Fed selects Rhode Island as next site for Working Cities Challenge

Fourteen cities submitted expressions of interest for Round 2, a step required of all teams that wish to complete a design grant application.

September 14, 2015

Completed: Round 2 Working Cities Challenge Massachusetts Expression of Interest

Fourteen cities submitted expressions of interest for Round 2, a step required of all teams that wish to complete a design grant application.

July 30, 2015

Request for Proposals: Working Cities Challenge Massachusetts Round 2

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and our partners are excited to announce a second round of the Working Cities Challenge, a grant competition that is designed to support cross-sector, collaborative leadership and ambitious work to improve the lives of low-income people in smaller cities in Massachusetts.

June, 2015

Round One Progress report: Advancing goals, transforming communities

An update on the goals, strategy, and progress of Lawrence, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Chelsea, Salem, and Somerville.