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June 18, 2019 - The Cantrell administration is getting a cash infusion from a number foundations to create a plan to help people find work. The $150-thousand dollars to get the plan going comes from a partnership among the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ballmer Group and Bloomberg Philanthropies. With a $12-million endowment, the partnership is donating to ten American cities to participate in new national initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the success of interventions to accelerate economic mobility for their residents.

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June 18, 2019 - Three prominent national funders have selected Detroit and Lansing as two of 10 cities across the country to take part in a $12 million initiative aimed at identifying, piloting and measuring the success of interventions to improve income levels and wealth for residents. Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ballmer Group launched the initiative in November to identify barriers to economic mobility, understand the impact of potential interventions and share what works. Detroit and the other cities will work with a team of advisers from What Works Cities.

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group announced today that Dayton 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, Dayton will use innovative outreach methods to increase parental engagement in high-quality early childhood education. The City of Dayton and Preschool Promise will work together on this effort, with the goal of creating more opportunities for parents to engage in activities that help build children's brains and eventually to enroll in preschool.

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June 18, 2019 - Mayor Schor today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group selected Lansing 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. Over the next 18 months, Lansing will increase residents’ access to a continuum of financial empowerment tools. This effort will be led by the nationally recognized City of Lansing Office of Financial Empowerment.

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group announced today that Cincinnati 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, Cincinnati will engage employers to innovate and adopt practices that remove barriers for low-income workers to succeed at work and advance their lives.

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June 18, 2019 - Dayton is one of 10 U.S. cities to be selected for a national initiative aimed at improving economic mobility funded by the charities of some of the wealthiest people in the nation. The philanthropies of Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Steve Ballmer have provided $12 million to help Dayton and nine other cities develop, pilot and measure the impacts of specific intervention programs intended to help people climb the economic ladder. Dayton’s project seeks to create parental engagement with high-quality early childhood education using innovative outreach methods.

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June 18, 2019 - New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration will get up to $150,000 and other support in the coming months to create an employment plan for disadvantaged youth, city officials have announced. The strategy will be funded as part of a $12 million partnership among the Ballmer Group, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies that will provide support to 10 cities in all. The city will develop and test a youth employment program over the next 18 months

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June 18, 2019 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ballmer Group today announced Cincinnati is one of 10 U.S. cities taking part in a new national initiative aimed at accelerating residents’ economic mobility. “Reducing poverty and expanding opportunity is, in my mind, the best way to prove the American dream is real,” said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, who has made reducing poverty in the city a policy priority. “I think it’s all of our jobs to try to get a little closer to that dream.”

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June 18, 2019 - Newark will be announced Tuesday as one of 10 cities across the country selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ballmer Group to participate in a national initiative to identify, pilot and measure the success of interventions that will accelerate the economic mobility of their residents. Newark and the other nine cities already have begun working with a team of advisers from Results for America and the Behavioral Insights Team, both partners in What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative that helps cities confront urgent challenges through data- and evidence-based decision-making.

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June 18, 2019 - Albuquerque today becomes one of 10 cities in the U.S. to address issues related to economic mobility as part of a $12 million initiative sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ballmer Group and various partners. Among the resources partners available to the 10 cities are advisers from Results for America and the Behavioral Insights Team, both affiliated with What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies enterprise that helps cities confront challenges through data- and evidence-based decision making.

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