“Those who tell the stories rule, the world” goes the proverb. Gateway City leaders know firsthand that there’s still a lot of truth in this old wisdom. Too often, the performance and potential of Gateway Cities are defined by those on the outside who have little understanding of the struggle. When we make policy based
The Lawrence Story
Partnerships boost student performance and strengthen the community
MassINC is working hard to find new ways to tell the story of Gateway City Leaders. This video and the related case study describe Lawrence’s community partnership model. Jeff Riley, the leader appointed to transform the Lawrence schools in 2012, immediately set about extending the school day to offer students a wider array of learning opportunities.
This week’s Gateway Cities Leader
Cities are shaped by their citizens. From New Bedford to Pittsfield, a new generation of passionate young leaders are spearheading innovative efforts to reinvent their communities. This series profiles their work and introduces their ideas, visions, and aspirations to the wider Gateway City world. Is there a young leader in your city that we should spotlight? Please let us know.
Gateway City Leaders talk about what works
MassINC is working hard to find new ways to tell the story of Gateway City Leaders. This video and the related case study describes the 5DP, a collaborative venture developed by the Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop school districts to respond to the challenge of student mobility. Every year, thousands of students move among the
And the winner is…
Congratulations to the Five District Partnership, the first of four 2015 Gateway Cities Innovation Award winners that we’ll be announcing over the coming weeks! For the first time, we’re preparing case studies that provide an in depth look at the four innovative initiatives that we’re recognizing with Gateway City Innovation Awards in November. Each of these profiles describes
A fresh Look at new Gateway City housing-education partnerships
Since 2009, the number of homeless students in Massachusetts has nearly doubled. As the crisis has grown, a lot of attention has been placed on the number of homeless families living in motels for relatively long stays at a high cost to the state. Gateway Cities were home to nearly half of the 1,700 families
Lending a helping hand to our cause
Dear Friends: Last week you received an email inviting you to join us for the Third Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards. We love hosting this event. When the greater Gateway City community comes together to celebrate their collective achievements, we breath in the positive energy, filling our lungs for another year of hard work.
The Gateway Cities Journal
Creative placemaking succeeds when...
Creative placemaking succeeds when, as the National Endowment for the Arts puts it: “partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities.” Here in Massachusetts, examples abound of successful placemaking efforts in Gateway Cities. Perhaps the most
Gateway Cities Innovation Institute applauds Boston 2024 Selection of New Bedford to Host Sailing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Winthrop Roosevelt email@example.com (617) 224-1625 Statement: Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Applauds Boston 2024 selection of New Bedford to Host Sailing The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute applauds Boston 2024 for revising their initial bid for the Olympic Games to include New Bedford as the venue for the sailing competition. Locating the Olympic
How would Governor Baker’s EITC proposal benefit Gateway Cities?
The Governor’s Budget includes a plan to double the state’s EITC from 15 to 30 percent of the federal. Gateway Cities would disproportionately benefit from this change. Together, the 26 Gateway Cities represent about one-third of the state’s taxpayers (35 percent) but well over half (57 percent) of all of those filing for the EITC.