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Community Wealth Building
Tamara Copeland reports on three major initiatives that are promoting philanthropic effectiveness in our region.
Late last year, the CWBI incorporated its first company, the Community Clean Water Management Group. Based in Prince George’s County, CCMG will provide stormwater management maintenance and monitoring services to both anchor institutions and private clients. Within the next few months, CCMG will announce its founding CEO and will begin identifying, interviewing, and hiring employee-owners.
The Community Wealth Building Initiative is moving forward with identifying potential employee-owners for a green stormwater management business in Prince George's County.
Four years ago, WRAG convened funders to learn about how worker-owner businesses comprising the Evergreen Cooperatives were moving families out of poverty in Cleveland, OH. The briefing inspired a group of funders to support a study to determine whether the model held promise here in our region. Now, we are excited to announce that the first CWBI business has been launched: the Community Clean Water Management Group in Prince George’s County. Join leaders from across the Greater Washington region to learn about CWBI, the impact of this business model on individuals and communities, and the vision for CWBI into the future.
The pandemic laid bare the inequities in Prince George’s County on all levels, and Prince George’s has had the largest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to any jurisdiction in Maryland and National Capital Region. Similar inequities a