Designed to engage local neighborhoods in efforts to realize an economics of compassion, this work circle will partner with particular neighborhoods to use an appreciative inquiry approach to identify community strengths.  It hopes to organize neighborhood residents to survey the economic landscape of their own neighborhoods, ultimately leading to alternative economics initiatives which may turn residents into producers, not just consumers. Anyone interested in joining this circle may contact either facilitator, Matthew Teeters or Margaret Weidner.

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Learn more about our work circles

Neighborhood Connections: This work circle is working to discover and build on the strengths of neighborhoods across the city to turn residents into producers and not just consumers.

Local Cooperatives: This work circle wants to identify all the cooperative businesses in the Cincinnati region, and find ways to strengthen their market visibility, and connect them with capital and strategy resources. 

Generous Structures: This work circle is dedicated to exploring alternative forms of raising capital and best practices for supporting existing alternatives for housing.

2019 Jubilee Project: This work circle is working to begin a movement to forgive the debts of the poor by 2019, using the theme of a Jubilee Year..

Resources (formerly Books/Videos): Identify and study books and videos and other media which address new economics thinking and alternative structures, and share with the entire ECI community.