Thursday, September 4
1-2 pm ET (noon-1 pm CT)
The Story of the Jacobs Center for Neighbourhood Innovation:
The September Citizen-Led Sustainable Change webinar will feature the story of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, presented by Roque Barros and Tom Dewar. Join us on Thursday, September 4, 2014, 1-2 pm ET (noon-1 pm CT).
The Jacobs Center is part of a unique partnership involving neighborhood residents and a large network of local and national investors. A local family foundation has spawned a network of engaged residents, community associations, and other investors to convert 60 acres of abandoned industrial land into a thriving (and still expanding) commercial and cultural center known as The Village at Market Creek; and in the process has enabled residents to own 20 percent, and a new neighborhood foundation another 20 percent; while pledging to go out of business and turn over all remaining assets to community in 20 years. This case is an extraordinary example of innovative practice by a philanthropic foundation, and innovative principles of local organizing and financing for local ownership and control. To learn more about this story, click here.
Roque Barros talks about The Village at Market Creek Project, and what led to its success as a unique partnership of local residents and a large network of local and national investors in this video on YouTube.