Community Economic Development
Catalyzing a cooperative, inclusive, more resilient economy
- Our programs center on expanding opportunities for working-class residents to build wealth and own assets, in addition to helping clients meet their basic needs. From worker cooperatives to Children's Savings Accounts to even owning real estate, the work of community economic development (CED) is all about increasing the agency that people have over their financial futures. On a household level, our trained and certified coaches (the Prosperity team) offer direct services to help people improve their finances and health.
- We integrate our direct-service and CED work into our policy and advocacy agenda. In other words, clients who participate in our economic programs or receive coaching are invited to join in on our grassroots advocacy work. Also, our policy agenda directly ties to the issues community members are facing.