Program Officer Tracey Greene-Washington reflects on her own experience and takeaways from IEI's annual conference.
Community Economic Development
The Institute focuses on strengthening the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education and opportunities.
CLC member Jennifer Jackson reflects on food justice and how groups are addressing the issue across the food system spectrum.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture provides education and connect resources to female farmers and their families.
Sow Much Good is committed to eliminating the socio-economic, racial, and ethnic health disparities that result from a lack of access to fresh, nutritious food.
Central Park NC is home to STARworks, a business incubator that is designed to serve the creative, agricultural, and alternative energy sectors of the region’s economy. STARworks seeks to advance Central Park NC’s strategy by providing a focused means of growing and developing creative enterprises and individuals for placement in the downtowns of its small communities and to prepare agricultural entrepreneurs to replace the farmers who are retiring.
Program Officer Tracey Dorsett examines the impact of the racial and gender wealth gap and explores strategies to address the issue.
Farmer Foodshare connects people who grow food with people who need food. It strives to make fresh, local food available to everyone in the community, and ensures the farmers growing it are making a healthy living.
According to CFED's 2014 Assets & Opportunities national scorecard, North Carolina ranks 46th in the nation.
ZSR holds listening sessions in four NC communities to understand the changing landscape of Community Economic Development.