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.



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

January 2011

  • Past Mistakes in Nonprofit Sector Provide Learning Opportunities
  • Community-Based Strategies Tackle Foreclosure Crisis
  • Guide Provides CDFI Industry with Strategies For Improvement
  • Civic Engagement Opportunities Show Potential for Low-Income Individuals
  • Community Land Trusts Build Wealth and Maintain Affordability
  • Asset-Building Policy Agenda Outlined for 2011
  • Report Calls for Comprehensive Approach to Mitigate Foreclosures
  • Inadequate Social Safety Nets Create Need for Asset-based Social Policy
  • California Community College Partnerships Show Potential
  • Speth Calls on Progressives and Environmentalists to Join Forces
  • Childhood Development Accounts Help Families Save for Children's Future
  • C-W.org Interview with Lisa Hagerman
  • Community Wealth Cities: Louis, Missouri
  • Community Revitalization Advocates Gather in Cleveland, Ohio
  • University Leaders Gather to Advance University-Community Partnerships
  • Bank on San Francisco
  • Cities for Financial Empowerment
  • Cooperative Food Employment Directive (CoFed)
  • Pagedale Development Project (Washington University)
  • University Northside Partnership

December 2010

  • The Evergreen Cooperative Initiative featured in PBS broadcast
  • Evergreen focus of NBC Nightly News story
  • Community Economic Development Embraces Shift in Practice
  • New York Times reporter Davis Segal article
  • The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads

October 2010

  • Seeds of Change Examines ACORN's Rise and Fall
  • Jane Addams Biography Highlights Early Community Partnerships
  • Community Economic Development Embraces Shift in Practice
  • What Can Community Groups Do?
  • Asset-Based Community Development Provides Antidote to Consumerism
  • Social Enterprises Gain Public Sector Funding in UK and US
  • Credit Unions Weather the Recession, Add Membership and Keep Lending
  • New Orleans Emerges From Hurricane Katrina's Shadow
  • Community-Owned Businesses Step Up to Fill In Market Gaps
  • Aspen Looks at Ways to Scale Up U.S. Microenterprise
  • Survey Highlights Social Enterprise Trends
  • Harkavy Calls on Universities to Expand Role in Local Community Development
  • Interview with John Taylor
  • Community Wealth Cities: New York, New York
  • Co-op Educators Gather in Cleveland to Discuss New Co-op Development
  • Asset Building Advocates Press for Shift to ‘Save and Invest' Economy
  • US Worker Co-op Federation Holds Fourth Biennial National Conference
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Chicago News Cooperative
  • Colors
  • Connective Corridor
  • Sustainable Economies Law Center

July 2010

  • Study Documents High Social Costs of Sprawl
  • Reader Provides Comprehensive Look at Community Land Trust Movement
  • Fitzgerald Highlights Efforts To Create "Green" Future in U.S. Cities
  • Social Enterprise Guide Offers Best Practices, Tools, and Guidance
  • Communities Fight Back Against Absentee Investors
  • Brookings Calls for New Federal Approach to Revitalize Cities
  • Essays Examine Impact of Place-Based Community Development
  • Financial Insecurity Threatens African-American and Latino Seniors
  • Clean Cars Provide Green Jobs Opportunity
  • Households with Children Face Widening Asset Poverty
  • New CDC Census Highlights Industry Achievements
  • Asset-Building Legislation Gains Ground in FY 2011 Budget
  • University Endowment Speculation Hurts Local Communities
  • Obama's Budget Funds New Community Wealth Building Initiatives
  • C-W.org Interview with Melissa Hoover
  • Community Wealth Cities: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Social Enterprise Leaders Seek Policy Advances
  • Co-op Annual Meetings Address Economic Transformation
  • Green Jobs Advocates Brace for Long Struggle
  • CDC Leaders Assess State of the Movement
  • California Center for Cooperative Development
  • Center for Community Progress
  • Ecotrust
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • Tipitina's Music Office Co-op

April 2010

  • Community Wealth Building Efforts Grow in Rural America
  • Shared Equity Housing Builds Wealth, Study Finds
  • Foreclosures and Recession Deepen Racial Wealth Gap
  • Predatory Lending Undermines California's Minority Communities
  • Mondragón-Steelworker Partnership Shows Promise
  • Public Transit Generates Job Creation Bang for Stimulus Buck
  • Speth Calls for Rethinking of Environmentalism
  • Rising Work Hours Pose Challenges to Families and Communities
  • Community Development Finance Helps Build Healthy Communities
  • Community Lenders Respond to Changing Bank Practices
  • Food Access Boosts Local Communities
  • C-W.org Interview with Brenda Palms Barber
  • Community Wealth Cities: Seattle, Washington
  • Community Reinvestment Conference Attendees Confront Foreclosure Crisis
  • Community Development Bankers Association
  • New Economy Working Group
  • Triple Bottom Line Collaborative
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

January 2010

  • New Book Uncovers Wide Variation in Social Enterprise Worldwide
  • Socially Responsible Investments Can Rebuild America
  • Community Food Enterprises Model Sustainable Business Practices
  • Bank of North Dakota Finances State's Way to Recovery
  • Community Schools Foster Academic and Social Uplift
  • Community Organizers Develop New Models of Civic Engagement
  • Drum Major Institute Outlines Federal Urban Policy Agenda
  • Advocates Advance the Case for Child Savings Accounts
  • Local Business Flourishes with Help of Targeted Policies
  • Social Mission Organizations Use New Tools to Evaluate Effectiveness
  • Report Examines Dynamics of Neighborhood Change
  • C-W.org Interview with Hilary Abell
  • Community Wealth Cities: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Environmental Justice Advocates Call for Inclusive Green Economy
  • Consumer, Industry, and Government Leaders Debate Financial Policy
  • TELACU (The East Los Angeles Community Union)
  • Engaged Institutions
  • Americans for Financial Reform
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

November 2009

  • Study Highlights Wealth Building Effect of Community Land Trusts
  • Social Movements for Regional Equity Gain Ground
  • Book Calls for Return to Progressive Roots
  • Detroit and Oakland Exemplify Growing Urban Agriculture Movement
  • Steelworkers and Mondragón worker co-op network announce new alliance
  • Impact Investing Seeks to Harness Capital for Social and Environmental Benefit
  • Plastic Safety Net Highlights Problems of Consumer Debt
  • Urban Institute Examines Foreclosure Impacts on Families and Communities
  • Study Calls for Social Enterprise Solutions to the Challenges of Global Poverty
  • Community Development Banks Continue to Grow, Even in Sour Economy
  • Town-Gown Relations Evolve as Colleges Take on Economic Development Role
  • "Buy Local" Leader Calls for Local Stock Exchanges to Spur Development
  • Paper Highlights Innovative Uses of Stimulus Funds
  • Community Wealth Interviews: Steven McCullough
  • Community Wealth Cities: Buffalo, New York
  • Building the Worker Co-op Movement
  • Asset Coalition Toolkit for the States
  • Ohio Employee Ownership Center
  • TimeBanks USA
  • PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing) (Buffalo, NY)
  • IDA-Pays