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Leadership and Talent

At Knight Foundation, we support and connect diverse leaders from all sectors, and help create pipelines of opportunity for people who have the vision, courage, know-how and tenacity to create transformational change.

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8 80 Cities Emerging City Champions

Supported by Knight, 8 80 Cities provides civic innovators in Knight communities with the best knowledge on how to improve public spaces through 8-80 Cities’ study tours, the Emerging City Champions program and the city residency programs.

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Communities

20 urbanists to pursue groundbreaking projects as 2016 Emerging City Champions

Above: Charlotte Living Room Project by Varian Shrum, a 2015 Emerging City Champion. Credit: Mert Jones. Ryan O’Connor is project manager for 8 80 Cities, a nonprofit dedicated to making cities more livable. Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities have selected 20 civic innovators to participate in the 2016 Emerging City Champions fellowship program. The […]

20 urbanists to pursue groundbreaking projects as 2016 Emerging City Champions
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25 civic innovators named K880 Emerging City Champions to build better communities

Photo of Detroit by Flickr user Mike Boening.  Ryan O’Connor is project manager for 8 80 Cities, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming cities. Here he writes about the first class of K880 Emerging City Champions, a fellowship program supported by Knight Foundation.  Every city needs champions. Local champions see the potential to create meaningful change […]

25 civic innovators named K880 Emerging City Champions to build better communities
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Communities

Three insights on tackling a social change project in your community

Photo by Lilly Weinberg. Last month, Knight Foundation sent 20 Emerging City Champions from 13 cities to an intensive studio in Toronto hosted by our partner 8 80 Cities to better develop their winning ideas. This is the second year of the program, and I was eager to see how it’s developed, so I went […]

Three insights on tackling a social change project in your community

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