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SPARCC launch in the news

A recording of the SPARCC launch event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is now available for streaming here. Or, read more about SPARCC in some of the news coverage below.

Initiative Coverage:

The Atlantic: Americans Are Pretty Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off

Next City: The Way We Build Infrastructure Reflects Our Values

Inside Philanthropy: How a $90 Million Mix of Grants and Financing Seeks to Make Infrastructure More Equitable

Inside Philanthropy: Decision to Engage: Grants to Bring an Equity Lens to Urban Sustainability Work

Medium: A Ride to Better Health

The Plaid Zebra: The SPARCC Initiative Plans to Reverse Urban Inequality

Fast Company: Inside the $90 Million Initiative to Reverse Urban Inequality

Philanthropy News Digest: $90 Million Equitable Infrastructure Initiative Launched

Enterprise: #WeAllThrive: A Conversation on Equity, Prosperity & Sustainability

LIIF: New Ideas, New Allies: How Unlikely Partnerships are Transforming Community Development

NRDC: Investing in Equity

NRDC: Questioning Assumptions About Low-Income Americans

SF Fed: The Jenga Tower of Prosperity: The Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC)

Site Coverage:


Group Health Research Institute: SPARCC ignites change for equitable communities in 6 major cities

Metro Planning: Hubs of Opportunity Will be just a Quick Train Ride Away


Atlanta Black Star: Survey Finds Most Americans Believe Hard Work Will Take You Only So Far These Days

SaportaReport: Step Up For Atlanta: The Living Transit Fund and a Path to a New Atlanta Way

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Transformation Alliance celebrates $1 million grant

Atlanta Voice: TransFormation Alliance awarded $1 million to help advance local transportation and housing initiatives in Atlanta

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Atlanta alliance getting $1 million to ensure thriving communities

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta gets funding to address affordable housing near Beltline, MARTA

ArtsATL: SPARCC gives Atlanta’s TransFormation Alliance $1 Million to offset Gentrification

Patch Atlanta: Atlanta Awarded $1M Toward Equitable Development


Christian Science Monitor: Can Memphis Keep MLK’s Crusade for Economic Justice Alive?

Clean Energy Blog: Smart, Prosperous and Resilient? Memphis Named as 1 of 6 Sites for New Climate, Health and Racial Equity Initiative

Memphis Daily News: Grant Begins New North Memphis Rebuilding Effort

The Commercial Appeal: The 9:01: North Memphis investment, ‘Sun Records’ clip

High Ground: SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable development

Memphis Flyer: North Memphis Selected for $1 Million Equitable Development Grant

WMCActionNews5: Memphis partners awarded $1 million to revitalize North Memphis

The Commercial Appeal: City lands $1M for North Memphis initiative

The Daily News: North Memphis Effort Gets $1 Million SPARCC Grant

The Commercial Appeal: Residents weigh in on $1M North Memphis award (video)

Local Memphis: Grant Aims To Help Improve Part Of North Memphis

WREG: City awarded grant to help revitalize North Memphis


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