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Democracy Collaborative Offers Paid Year-Long Junior Fellowship

September 24th, 2014 -- sarah
Assist with newsletter, C-W Cities, blogs and research

We are pleased to announce that we are looking for candidates for our Junior Fellowship position that focuses on the Community-Wealth.org newsletter, maintaining web content, and assisting with research. For further details, please see the position description below. Remember to submit your applications by October 3rd!

Does Richmond Show the Future of Community Wealth Building?

September 10th, 2014 -- sarah
City's anti-poverty program reimagines community economic development

Crossposted from Rooflines: The Shelterforce Blog

Although an important figure in both U.S. and African-American history, Maggie Lena Walker is not a household name—not the way, at least, that her contemporaries such as Brooker T. Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, or WEB Dubois are.

Yet Walker was the first woman (of any race) in the nation to charter a bank, which she did when she opened the St. Luke’s Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, Va., in 1903.

Kentucky City Begins Operating New Municipally-Owned Gas Station

July 24th, 2014 -- violeta
A conservative-leaning city purchases a fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents.

Earlier this month, the small city of Somerset, Kentucky drew national attention when it opened a municipally-owned and -operated fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents. As a result of its proximity to Lake Cumberland, a popular tourist destination, the city of 11,000 residents has long struggled with high fuel prices—especially during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Read more about Kentucky City Begins Operating New Municipally-Owned Gas Station...

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