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What is Community Wealth Building and Why is it so Important?

December 8th, 2014 -- violeta
CWB builds on local talents, capacities and institutions, rebuilding capital to strengthen and create locally-owned family and community owned businesses.

Crossposted from Veris Wealth Partners

More than a decade ago, my colleagues and I at The Democracy Collaborative began using a term for a new kind of economic development – Community Wealth Building. For years, the term was so uncommon that it almost invariably appeared within quotation marks when used.

Today, a Google search identifies 124,000 entries and is growing daily.

Democracy Collaborative Offers Research Associate Position

December 8th, 2014 -- dave
Focused on the interesection of community wealth building and healthcare
This position would support The Democracy Collaborative’s Community Wealth Building Initiative—community-wealth.org—with a primary focus on connecting the fields of community economic development, public health and healthcare. This position offers a unique opportunity to advance innovative, multi-sector policy and best practices that can have a transformative impact on local economies and low-income communities.

Democracy Collaborative Offers Paid Year-Long Junior Fellowship in Communications and Research

November 20th, 2014 -- john
Assist with web content, outreach strategies, and research into systemic economic alternatives

The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute developing new strategies to build community wealth and exploring systemic transformations to a more democratic economy, is pleased to announce a one-year paid Junior Fellowship.  The selected candidate will work alongside our communications and research teams.

Applications are due by December 15th.  The selected candidate should be prepared to start in early January 2015.

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