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.



July 2013

Welcome to our July www.Community-Wealth.org newsletter. We celebrate the 237th anniversary of the American Revolution with a number of new developments:

  • The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) will host a webinar on July 19 at 1pm presenting the findings of our jointly published report Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment
  • Ted Howard spoke at a St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank event, entitled “Exploring Innovation in Community Development
  • We continued our work to help expand the conversation on how hospitals as anchor institutions can improve the physical and economic health of their communities
  • Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz continues his book tour for What Then Must We Do?
  • CW Interview: Kate Sofis
  • Paper Reviews Existing Knowledge of Anchor Institutions
  • Financial Cooperaties Are a Credible Alternative to Mainstream Banks
  • Study Shows that Working Renters Bear the Brunt of Housing Cost Burdens
  • Documentary Film Highlights Local Approaches to Creating a New Economy
  • The Community Toolbox
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition

June 2013

Featured this month:

  • The release of a new report, Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment, a joint publication with the Responsible Endowments Coalition
  • Watch the entire May 8 community forum on how anchor institutions can help build more resilient and inclusive local economies
  • Gar Alperovitz continues his book tour for What Then Must We Do?
  • The Democracy Collaborative continues to publish articles on a number of issues related to community wealth building
  • Chicago Factory Reborn as Worker-owned Cooperative
  • Asset Building Approach Builds Household Financial Security and Success
  • Integrated Voter Engagement Leads to Heightened Civic Engagement
  • Employee-owned Companies Outperform Conventional Businesses
  • Community Sourced Capital
  • The Billion Dollar Green Challenge

May 2013

Welcome to our May www.Community-Wealth.org e-newsletter. This month we have a number of updates and features to bring you:

  • The Democracy Collaborative and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT present the findings of our recent case study: The Anchor Mission: Leveraging the Power of Anchor Institutions to Build Community Wealth.
  • The Democracy Collaborative announces a new partnership with the Northwest Area Foundation and several Native American tribes on a community economic development “Learning/Action Laboratory.”
  • Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz continues his national tour promoting his latest book, What Then Must We Do? and accompanying film, The Next American Revolution.
  • Community Wealth Buildling Action Agenda Offers Illinois a Path Forward
  • Online Tool and Companion Brief Outline Community Benefits After Healthcare Reform
  • Access to Healthy Food Stimulates Economic Opportunity
  • New Report Calls for Joint Action to Build a Just Economy
  • Study Recommends Expanding Mortgages to Owners of Manufactured Homes
  • C-W City: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
  • Genuine Progress
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Sawmill Community Land Trust

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