Newsletters

Our monthly email newsletter provides an essential overview of the latest news and state of the art developments in community wealth building. Check out the archives below.



April 2013

Welcome to our April Community-Wealth.org e-newsletter. This month, we have a host of exciting updates and features to bring to you:

March 2013

Welcome to our monthly www.Community-Wealth.org e-newsletter. We hope this new, shorter format provides you with more current news and an improved reading experience. Here's a look at what's inside:

  • The Democracy Collaborative's latest report: Hospitals Building Healthier Communities.
  • Information on Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz's forthcoming book, What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution.
  • The grand opening of the third business in Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperative network, Green City Growers.
  • Housing and Asset Policies Contribute to Racial Wealth Divide
  • Analysis Paints Picture of Financial Insecurity in America
  • Layoffs are Less Likely for Employee Owners
  • EPA Presents Strategies for Healthy, Equitable Communities
  • The American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange
  • Farm To People

February 2013

Welcome to our latest www.Community-Wealth.org e-newsletter, with a new look for 2013. In this winter edition, we bring you a host of new developments and site features:

  • The Democracy Collaborative and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT will release the findings of our case study: The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth.
  • The third business in Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperative network, Green City Growers, has planted its first crop of leafy greens. 
  • Walter Wright of the Cleveland Foundation and I led a “Local First” webinar for our friends at BALLE.
  • We interview Blake Jones, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Namasté Solar.
  • We profile our twenty-ninth community wealth city: Jacksonville, Florida.
  • History Offers Blueprint for Reversing Plutocrat Control
  • Cooperatives Promote Sustainable Future
  • Manual Helps Immigrants Form Worker Cooperatives
  • Postal Savings System Would Benefit Unbanked
  • ICA Calls for a Global Co-Operative Future
  • Research Shows Rapid Growth of Green Revolving Funds
  • Podcast Showcases Evergreen Cooperatives
  • ALEC Policies Fail to Promote Economic Growth
  • Urban Agriculture Revitalizes Communities
  • Documentary Showcases Strengths, Challenges of Worker Cooperatives
  • Report Presents Framework for Equitably Greening Human Capital
  • Paper Calls on Feds to Promote Anchor Partnerships
  • Metrics Provide Tool to Assess Transit-Oriented Development
  • Manual Identifies Ways to Confront Debt
  • Penn’s Netter Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • Be A Localist
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
  • Operation New Hope
  • JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority)

October 2012

Welcome to our latest www.Community-Wealth.org e-newsletter. In this fall edition, we bring you many new developments and site features:

  • The Cleveland Foundation received the HUD Secretary's Award for Community Foundations. 
  • We interview delegation members from the Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union.
  • We profile our twenty-eighth community wealth city: Providence, RI.
  • Universities Positioned to Foster Community Development
  • Practitioners Highlight Promising Anti-Poverty Strategies in Nation's Communities
  • America the Possible Explains How Systematic Change is Still an Option
  • Communities Reclaim their Energy Sources and Create Jobs
  • New Models Offer Ownership Alternatives
  • Research Shows Local Ownership Leads to Community Improvements
  • Report Shows a Persistent "Good Jobs" Deficit
  • Hybrid Businesses Combine Social Welfare and Revenue Generation
  • Study Advocates Movement for Good Food and Good Jobs
  • CDCs Shift Focus to More Comprehensive Services
  • Scottish Report Examines Co-op and Employee-Owned Businesses
  • Community-Based Research Uncovers Hidden Community Assets
  • Task Force Calls for More Civic Education
  • Head Start Program Provides Long-term Economic Stability Framework
  • Oakland's Foreclosure Practices Lead to Spike in Non-Local Ownership
  • Asset Building Advocates Call for National Movement to Reform Federal Policy
  • Aspen Pointe
  • Join Bank On
  • Mission Investors Exchange
  • Resilience.org
  • The Rhode Island Foundation

July 2012

  • Forces for Good Highlights Successful Nonprofit Practices
  • UN Study Highlights Pathway to a Sustainable Economy
  • Demand for Urban Agriculture Sites Increases in San Francisco
  • Los Angeles Case Study Provides Road Map for Effective Movement Building
  • 2012 Report Calls for Broad Policy Change that Promotes Asset Building
  • Community Wealth Approach Leads to Economic Revival in the Basque Country
  • Surveys Demonstrate the Strength of the Co-op Sector during the Recession
  • Clean Tech Industry Proves its Ability to Create Jobs
  • Building Civic Infrastructure is Key to Creating a Resilient Economy
  • Report Highlights Federal Policies that Foster Asset Building
  • Communities Embrace City Role in Reclaiming their Energy Sources
  • Islanders Partner with Credit Union and Receive Substantial Control and New Branch
  • Report Claims that CDFIs are More Effective as Regional Networks
  • Comprehensive Guide Offers Advocacy Tools for Increasing Affordable Housing
  • Job Guarantee Model Stresses Role of Nonprofits in Creating Jobs
  • Interviews with Community Wealth Builder Raquel Pinderhughes
  • 28th in Our Continuing Series of Community-Wealth Cities: San Francisco, California
  • National Organizations Stress Co-ops Ability to Scale-up
  • Ohio Conference Focuses on Employee Ownership's Role in Improving the Economy
  • Community Reinvestment Conference Advocates for Equitable Local Solutions
  • BRIDGE Housing
  • The Cooperative Teach-In
  • Delancey Street Foundation
  • Food Co-op Initiative
  • New Economies Institute
  • We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream

April 2012

  • Shuman Offers a Road Map to Investing Locally and Sustainably
  • Collins Surveys Rising Global Wealth Inequality
  • America's Cooperative Movement Achieves New Growth and Success
  • Report Shows that Valuing and Engaging Employees Creates Business Success
  • Global Recession Reveals Strengths and Successes of Public Sector Banks
  • PolicyLink Offers Recommendations for an Equitable Foreclosure Recovery
  • Food Advocate Highlights Health Sector's Key Role in Sustainable Food Production
  • Denver Health System Becomes Public Sector Star
  • Survey Provides Most Comprehensive Look At Community Land Trusts To Date
  • Usage and Impact of Community Workforce Agreements Increase Nationwide
  • Opportunity Finance Network Rolls Out Next Generation Vision for CDFIs
  • CFED's Scorecard Gives Low Marks to Americans' Financial Insecurity
  • Study Scores States on 'Good Job' Standards for Economic Development Subsidies
  • Interview with Community Wealth Builder, Caroline Murray
  • 27th in Our Continuing Series of Community-Wealth Cities: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Controlling the Corporation
  • Blue Hills Community Services (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Central Corridor Funders Collaborative (St. Paul, MN)
  • Co-opoly
  • ImpactAssets (Bethesda, MD)

January 2012

  • Occupy Movement Voices Call for a More Equitable and Democratic Future
  • New Economy Working Group Offers a Main Street Fix for Wall Street's Failures
  • Impact Investing Makes Positive Dent in Social, Environmental Issues
  • Occupy Movement Invites Ideas for Strengthening Democratic, Participatory Life
  • Hollender Offers Firms 10 Steps To Meet their Social, Environmental Obligations
  • International Year of Cooperatives May Usher in New Financial Support To Start Co-ops
  • Concentrated Poverty Growth in 2000s Erases Positive Gains of the 1990s
  • Movement Leaders and Philanthropic Funders Need To Co-Create New Metrics
  • Residential Segregation of Families by Income Doubles from 1970 to 2009
  • Six Cities Tackle the Foreclosure Crisis To Build More Resilient Communities
  • Study Shows Which Corporations Paid Their Fair Share in Taxes from 2008 to 2010
  • Interviews with Community Wealth Builders: Paul Hazen
  • The twentieth-sixth in our continuing series of profiles of Community Wealth Cities: Houston, Texas
  • Community Wealth Builders Talk Strategies for Increasing Equity
  • University Leaders Gather To Advance University-Community Partnerships
  • The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
  • Big Ideas for Jobs
  • Burnett Staffing Specialists
  • Econ 4
  • USA International Year of Cooperatives

October 2011

  • American Sustainable Business Council Advances Policy Solutions and Makes the Business Case for a Sustainable Economy
  • Strong Cultures of Employee Engagement Produce Business Success
  • Cuyahoga County Land Bank Charts Innovative Direction
  • Bottom-Up Approaches Address Economic System Failure
  • Federal Asset-Building Policies Need to Offer More Opportunities for Low- and Moderate-Income Americans
  • Ohio's Business Tax Subsidies Undermine Smart Growth
  • Rust Belt Cities Develop Innovative Revitalization Strategies
  • Rural Communities Benefit from Impact Investing
  • Study Puts Information to Work for the Green Economy
  • Interviews with Community Wealth Builders: Carla Javits
  • C-W City, Fall 2011: Columbus, Ohio
  • North American Co-op Educators Plan for International Year of Cooperatives
  • Worker Co-op Conference Addresses Challenges of Growth
  • The Co-operative News - The Global News Hub
  • The Curriculum on Cooperatives for Graduate Schools
  • Wealth Creation in Rural Communities
  • Campus Partners

July 2011

  • Study Traces History of a Connecticut Economic Democracy Movement
  • Land Banks Yield New Tools for Economic Recovery
  • Local Currencies Offer Leverage for Sustainable Local Economies
  • Earn Profits While Supporting Your Local Community
  • Alternative Housing Policies Challenge "Market" Response to Housing Crisis
  • Economic and Social Inclusion Point Way to Sustained Economic Growth
  • Disparities in Wealth Perpetuate Inequality in Communities of Color
  • Collaborative Strategies Support Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
  • National Co-op Publication Features Evergreen Laundry As Model For Sustainability
  • Community Wealth Builders Find Innovative Ways to Leverage Stimulus Dollars
  • Bank of North Dakota Furnishes Model for Better Banking
  • More Main Street Stock Exchanges In the Works for U.S.
  • Interviews with Community Wealth Builders: Bernie Mazyck
  • The twenty-fourth in our continuing series of profiles of Community Wealth Cities: Austin, Texas
  • CDC Movement Addresses New Challenges
  • Community Reinvestment Advocates Promote Local Solutions to Economic Crisis
  • Co-ops Address New Challenges in Times of Economic Uncertainty
  • Inequality.org
  • Litecontrol
  • The Neighboring Food Co-op Association
  • Third Coast Workers for Cooperation (TCWC)

April 2011

  • Public Policy Can Expand Impact Investing
  • Local Food Production Generates Large-Scale Economic Benefits
  • Alternative Economic Development Strategies Stabilize Urban Economies
  • A New Vision for Business Enterprise Promotes Broader Stakeholder Participation
  • Living Cities Calls for a "New Normal"
  • Business Network Creates Green Economy ToolKit
  • Rural Communities Build Community Wealth
  • Shared-Equity Housing Shares Rights and Risks, Not Just Equity
  • Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Balancing Municipal and Nonprofit Interests
  • New City Strategies Build Economic Security for Low-Income Americans
  • Bank-On Programs Bring Banking Services to the "Unbanked"
  • Social Impact Bonds Aim to Shift Public Funding to Focus on Results
  • Community Ownership Advocated in Renewable Energy Study
  • Report Evaluates Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy
  • C-W.org Interview with John Emmeus Davis
  • Community Wealth Cities: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Green Jobs Advocates Aim to Build Movement at the Grassroots
  • American Sustainable Business Council
  • Cultivate.coop
  • Fair Food Network
  • LeMoyne-Owen College CDC
  • Public Banking Institute