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Connecting Community Assets with Market Demand for Lasting Livelihoods-Rural Development

Connecting Community Assets with Market Demand for Lasting Livelihoods

Event date: 06/20/2013 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern time zone

Speakers:

Presenter is Melissa Levy, Senior Associate, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. Yellow Wood is the managing grantee of the Ford Foundation's Wealth Creation in Rural Communities initiative; as part of that work, Melissa currently coaches grantees on wealth creation and measurement.


WealthWorks is an innovative approach to meeting the complex challenge of building wealth in areas of persistent poverty. WealthWorks is a bridge between community development and conventional economic development that creates and maintains inclusive non-exploitative demand-driven economic opportunities through investment in the assets of rural places to meet the needs of larger markets. The WealthWorks approach, developed in partnership with the Ford Foundation, intends to improve the livelihoods of poor people by creating wealth that is owned, controlled, and reinvested in their places, so that they become valued partners in resilient regions. This webinar will share the approach and its main concepts, and how it has been used on the ground.

This webinar is provided by the National Consumer Law Center.
There is no charge for this webinar.
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