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June 18, 2019 - Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that Rochester is one of ten American cities selected to participate in a Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ballmer Group initiative to identify, pilot and measure interventions to accelerate economic mobility for their residents. Over the next 18 months, the City will develop a matched savings program for income-eligible families to help them weather financial shocks, build wealth and create economic stability.

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June 18, 2019 - Detroit is one of 10 American cities that will participate in a new national initiative that seeks to increase economic mobility for low-income residents. Over the next 18 months, the City of Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving housing stability. The city will use data to identify barriers to economic opportunity for residents, test promising strategies, and share learnings with other communities.

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June 18, 2019 - The city will use a philanthropic initiative to analyze its new Office of Tenant Legal Services and explore ways to reduce evictions of low-income residents. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ballmer Group are spending $12 million on the 18-month initiative in Newark and nine other cities throughout the nation. Newark will develop, pilot and measure what impacts giving free legal representation to low-income residents facing eviction has on economic mobility.

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ballmer Group in the state of Washington, today announced that Detroit is one of 10 cities across the U.S. to participate in a $12-million initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the success of interventions to accelerate economic mobility for residents. Lansing also will participate in the initiative. Over the next 18 months, Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving housing stability.

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June 18, 2019 - The City of New Orleans today became one of 10 American cities that will participate in a new national initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the success of interventions to accelerate economic mobility for their residents. The work comes through a $150,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group. Over the next 18 months, New Orleans will engage disadvantaged youth in services that increase their employability.

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June 18, 2019 - Detroit and Lansing are among ten U.S. cities picked to be part of an effort to improve economic mobility. Foundations linked to billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are behind the effort to improve the future of America’s children. In Detroit, the initiative will assist the city in people living in affordable housing units to economic opportunities. In Lansing, the program will identify, pilot and measure the success of interventions to promote upward economic mobility.

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group announced today that Newark is one of ten American cities that will participate in a new national initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the success of interventions to accelerate economic mobility for their residents. Over the next 18 months, Newark will focus on reducing eviction rates amid rising local housing costs to help ensure that long-term residents share in the benefits of local economic growth.

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group announced today that Detroit is one of ten American cities that will participate in a new national initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the success of interventions to accelerate economic mobility for their residents. Over the next 18 months, Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving housing stability.

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group announced today that Tulsa was selected as one of ten American cities that will participate in a new national initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the success of interventions to accelerate economic mobility for their residents. Through this initiative, Tulsa will help youth aged 18 to 24 who are not currently employed or in school access education and training for high-quality jobs.

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June 18, 2019 - The City of Racine is one of 10 cities chosen for an initiative headed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Gates Foundation and the Ballmer Group to tackle economic mobility. According to a press release from Bloomberg, the 10 cities have already begun working with a team of advisors from Results for America and the Behavioral Insights Team, both partners in What Works Cities. Each city chose a specific initiative for improving economic mobility in the community and will work with national experts to develop said program and could receive up to $150,000 in grant funds.

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