Our Work

We believe that there’s a better way to build jobs — start local.

City Alive is a collective impact initiative, meaning we bring people together from all different walks—from government and philanthropy, to business and education leaders, to heads of nonprofits—to support the people who are growing jobs right here at home. We’re not a business. We’re not an organization. We’re not a nonprofit. We are a group of committed leaders dedicated to collaborating to close the gap in business ownership and leadership with a focus on people of color. 

This is what that collaboration looks like; complicated, but worthwhile. 

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We have engaged over 100 community partners