yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective is Rematriating 1.5 Acres in Rainier Beach

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yəhaw̓ Executive Director Asia Tail tells the story of how yəhaw̓ acquired 1.5 acres in Rainier Beach.

On a sunny Friday in June, the People’s Economy Lab team visited yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective at their home in Rainier Beach. yəhaw̓ hosts open visiting and volunteer hours on…

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Wins for Collaborative Governance in Washington State: Piloting Community Assemblies

A lot has happened since we first shared the Cornerstones of Collaborative Governance for a Just and Equitable Future in August 2022, co-hosted the Aligning Toward Justice, Co-governance, and Well-being…

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Learning About Community Wealth Building with The Democracy Collaborative

“I was inspired, I made new connections, and I learned so much. It was especially incredible to see you all’s intentionality in uplifting businesses that have engaged with community wealth…

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2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Becoming a Spanish-language Resource for Cooperative Development

Villa Comunitaria envisions a community where all families thrive and participate. In particular, they’re working toward a thriving and empowered Latine community in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood and beyond. To…

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2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Building & Retaining Wealth Among African American Legacy Homeowners in Seattle

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Caleb Jackson presents Uplift Investment Group's track record.

Homeownership creates financial stability and allows families to build and pass on wealth to future generations. But not all families have equal access to homeownership, or even to making the…

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Event Recap: Piloting Community Innovation and Building New Economic Models

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Stephanie Ung leads the 2022 NEW Fellows and audience through a series of hand gestures from traditional Khmer dance.

On May 22, 2023, People’s Economy Lab invited community partners, funders, government leaders and staff, and other folks in the PEL network to a showcase event. We packed the classroom…

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2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: A Community-controlled Fund for BIPOC-owned Businesses in the Central District

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Central Area Collaborative visits Central Cafe and Juice Bar.

Dennis Comer, executive director of Central Area Collaborative (CAC), wants elected leaders and policymakers to know three things: What you’re doing to help small BIPOC-owned businesses isn’t working. There are…

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