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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 5th.  The selected candidate should be prepared to start in early January 2015.

Responsibilities:

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Fostering the Power of Universities and Hospitals for Community Change

October 24th, 2014 -- violeta
New federal policy strategies can help cities leverage the economic might of their anchor institutions to benefit communities

Crossposted from Talkpoverty.org blog - a project of the Half in Ten Education Fund, a project of the Center for American Progress.

Communities across the country are recognizing the tremendous resources nonprofit anchor institutions—such as hospitals and universities—can provide as engines of inclusive and equitable economic development. Increasingly, cities—often led by Mayors—are launching comprehensive strategies to leverage these institutions to address challenging problems of unemployment, poverty, and disinvestment. In 2014, several cities, including Chicago, Baltimore and New Orleans, have launched community building and job creation strategies that revolve around anchor institutions; and in Cleveland, a decade old collaboration of philanthropy, anchor institutions, and the municipal government continues to rebuild economies in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city.

How a worker cooperative factory is helping bring textile manufacturing back to North Carolina

October 16th, 2014 -- john
An interview with Molly Hemstreet of Opportunity Threads

Opportunity Threads is a worker cooperative cut and sew factory in Morganton, North Carolina. Started in late 2008, it’s an inspiring example of how democratic ownership in manufacturing can create jobs, empower workers, and even rebuild the value chains that sustain a community economically. To find out more about their story, we talked with Molly Hemstreet, the organizer, developer, and now worker-owner who got the ball rolling.

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