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Community and Economic Development - Warren Wilson College

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Service  |  Academic Work  |  Education & Training  |  Capacity Building  |  Deliberative Democracy 



Types of Service   short-term  |  ongoing school year  |  summer

  • Just Economics http://justeconomicswnc.org/ 
    • Voices for Economic Justice (hosted by Just Economics)  - cooked meals for partcipants, who are  low-wage workers engaeing in a leadership training. Voices is a community dialogue centered around economic justice and empowering individuals and communties who are impacted by this injustice.
  • MANNA Food Bank
  • On Track Financial Education & Counseling Center



Academic Work   courses  |  service-learning  |  CBR and policy research   |  departments and institutes



Education & Training   forums  |  workshops  |  reflection activities

  •   Jeff Israel, Chairman & Allen Jones, President  - Committee of Political Education of Local 507
  •   Holly Jones, Buncombe County Commissioner
  •   Laura Gordon, Former President of AFL - CIO (Union Movement)  http://www.aflcio.org/
  •   Tim Rhodes, Director of Economic Services, Buncombe County Dept. of Social Services
  •   Susan Kask, Economics Professor Warren Wilson College





Campus and Organizational Capacity-Building   training  |  fundraising  |  resource development

  •   Voices for Economic Justice  - Compiled interviews of participants for the Voices program and produced a short video for the organization, Just Economics.  The video is called "Voices From the Mountains". They have posted it on their website and on Youtube, and you can watch it right here!



Research, Policy Analysis, Deliberative Democracy   evaluations  |  policy research  | issue forums  |  advocacy

  •   Please check out our Policy Brief on the Living Wage Campaign in Asheville, NC.
  •   Advocacy: CHALK FEST 2009! - Sidewalk chalk art competition and fundraiser.  Participants were given a 3"x3"   sqaure and  were asked to express "What does Economic Juctice Look Like?"    



Contacts   staff  |  faculty  |  students  |  community partners (local, regional, national)

  • For a quick overview of our workshop watch our video: Wages of Poverty: Economic Justice Workshop 2009


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