PUSH Buffalo was recently featured in a book published by the Washington DC based Democracy Collaborative. The Democracy Collaborative is a non-profit, research institute founded in 2000 that works on grass roots community organizing. In recent years their activities have expanded into providing services such as consulting to municipalities and governments throughout the country. They have specifically taken a keen eye to wealth building in low income communities.
In their new report (authored by Keane Bhatt and Steve Dubb, and which has also been published in book form) called “Educate and Empower; Tools for Building Community Wealth”, they cite the example that People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) has been showing in Buffalo NY. This report has made national news as Forbes magazine has written a piece about it on their website.
As the report asks “How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members cultivate and pass on skills, commitment and knowledge- especially among those who have long faced barriers to education and employment?” This happens when we begin to understand that regular people are policy and change makers.
Our Executive Director, Aaron Bartley will be featured in a webinar today, September 9th with the The Democracy Collaborative. It starts at 3pm.
Here's a link to the live stream.
From the Democracy Collaborative:
"Join the Democracy Collaborative's Keane Bhatt and Steve Dubb, co-authors of our new report Educate and Empower: Tools for Building Community Wealth, for an online discussion with leading practitioners on the practical strategies to empower residents to engage and participate in community economic development.
Aaron Bartley, Executive Director and Co-Founder of PUSH Buffalo
Carla Javits, President and CEO, REDF
Dana Pedersen, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Cooperation Texas"
We appreciate the support from Keane, Steve and the rest of the Democracy Collaborative staff.
Posted on Wed, September 9, 2015
by PUSH Buffalo