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New Economy Coalition staff. (Pictured from top left clockwise around: Julian Rose, Shardé Nabors, Jaylin Ward, Bryana Difonzo, Lisa Hubbard, Zac Chapman, Eli Feghali, R'Yana Michele, Belén Marco, Gabby Henrie, Sachie Hayakawa, René Pérez). 2022 staff retreat in Atlanta, GA. New Economy Coalition.

New Economy Coalition

New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the solidarity economy movement in the United States by holding convenings, connecting members of the movement through working groups and regional organizing structures, and providing financial support for youth-led and frontline organizations through its New Economy Movement Support Fund. It is a membership-based network of more than 200 organizations that put people over profit; subscribe to a set of principles, practices, and institutions that provide real alternatives to capitalism; are part of a system where all of the things a community needs are controlled and governed by everyday people; and use a framework rooted in participatory democracy, cooperation, solidarity, and respect for the Earth. As such, the staffing and operational structure of NEC is as a worker-directed nonprofit. Recently, NEC has made it a higher priority to support cultural organizing as part of its effort to popularize solidarity economies.

AmbitioUS is providing a one-year $30K general operating support grant to support NEC as it continues to work towards building the scale and power of the solidarity economy movement in Black, Indigenous, and working-class communities in every region of the United States and centering the practice of cultural organizing.


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