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Ernest and Camryn Smith explain the work made by the Durham Council.

What We Learned and Where We Go From Here: Reflections from the Forward Cities Councils

While Cleveland, Durham, Detroit and New Orleans each have their own personality, struggles and entrepreneurial communities, it quickly became evident during the recent Cleveland convening that some of Forward Cities’ greatest accomplishments were achieved by learning from each other.  

Ed Boyd Cleveland

Why Saying Goodbye To Forward Cities is Tough

Ed Boyd, entrepreneur and inclusive innovation leader, describes his transformation from a supporter to an advocate of Forward Cities and what Forward Cities means to him and his work in Durham. 

Denise Byrne, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Walter Isaacson and Christopher Gergen

A Magical Moment in Cleveland

Culminating over two years of work, the Cleveland convening marked another watershed moment for our community. Gone were the general abstractions about the obvious importance of this work. Rather, generalities were replaced by honest conversation and tangible examples of inclusive innovation work. 

Kathryn Pettit Day 3 Cleveland

Still to Come: Urban Institute Measures the Impact of Forward Cities

Thursday morning during the Cleveland Convening, Kathy Pettit, senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, presented the Urban Institute's initial findings on Forward Cities' local and national research products and their impact. 

Ed Boyd in front of the iNvictus Office Center

Masters of Fate Launches at iNvictus

iNvictus EMERGE continues to address inequities and change the story with its Fellowship that selected a cohort of minority entrepreneurs, business owners and non-profit venture leaders to spend 18 months gaining access to information, capital and an international network of experts and industry leaders.  
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