The Cleveland Model

Democracy Collaborative Presents to Illinois Governor's Task Force

Public session April 24 on community wealth building
Next week in Chicago, Democracy Collaborative executive director Ted Howard will present testimony before the Governor's Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise. The presentation will focus on a set of actionable policy recommendations to help position Illinois as the nation’s leader in community wealth building. The meeting will take place in room 314 at Roosevelt University’s Walter E. Heller College of Business, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Bernanke Praises Jane Jacobs and Bottom-Up Solutions

Fed Chairman calls for community engagement, collaboration and place-based investment

Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addressed the Fed’s Community Affairs Research Conference in Washington, DC, opening his speech by acknowledging that successful strategies to rebuild communities require “multipronged approaches that address housing, education, jobs and quality-of-life issues in a coherent, mutually consistent way.”

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Ellen Macht on the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative

CEO chats about developing the first cooperative business, Atlanta Lettuce Works

Last week, The Democracy Collaborative's Stephanie Geller had the opportunity to chat with Ellen Macht, President and CEO of the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, about an exciting new project launched by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to bring quality jobs, assets, and sustainable economic growth to Atlanta’s most marginalized neighborhoods. 

Fault Lines: America's Jobs Crisis

This video provides an overview of the Evergreen model.  It was developed by Fault Lines, which traveled to some of the regions hardest hit by the recession to explore some of the creative measures taken by local communities to combat the jobs crisis from the bottom up. 

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Ohio Cooperative Solar

This short video provides an overview of Ohio Cooperative Solar, one of the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more about Ohio Cooperative Solar...

Capital Institute

This video shows snippets of a May 2011 meeting convened by the Capital Institute exploring how to nurture and scale up the Evergreen Cooperatives model. Read more about Capital Institute...

How Evergreen Cooperatives is Changing Lives

In this short video, some of Evergreen's worker owners share how their invovlement in this initiaitve changed their lives. Read more about How Evergreen Cooperatives is Changing Lives...

Grantmakers Visit Evergreen

This short video shows a group of Washington, D.C. grantmakers visiting Evergreen. Read more about Grantmakers Visit Evergreen...