Working Cities Pittsfield Strives to End Poverty

Working Cities Pittsfield uses collaborative and inventive meeting style to accomplish its goal of ending poverty and creating a more inclusive Pittsfield through neighborhood revitalization, workforce development and improving access to economic opportunity. Their successful venture, based on the Berkshire Bridge model, serves as a pilot for other Working Cities Teams in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Carrie Saldo sat down with Alisa Costa, the Initiative Director of Working Cities Pittsfield, and Thaisa Giles, the Community Engagement Director of Jacob’s Pillow, to find out more.