What would it take to build the economy we need, one that works for people, place, and planet?

That's one of the big questions we're asking this New Economy Week 2014. From October 13-19, the New Economy Coalition will be hosting live keynote panels, publishing powerful essays, and spotlighting member events from across the US and Canada — with the goal of raising the profile of those doing this work and diving into some of the questions that stand between us and a New Economy.

After nearly three years of visionary leadership and service, Bob Massie will step down as President of the New Economy Coalition on October 1st. As NEC prepares for a transition to new leadership, board member Farhad Ebrahimi will act as Interim Director. 
 
I am writing to introduce myself as the new Interim Director of the New Economy Coalition, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! It’s a tremendous privilege to work with NEC’s incredible staff to advance and support the movement for new economies that prioritize people, communities, and the earth.
 
My role is to support the staff during the leadership transition to ensure that the momentum we have built so far in 2014 can carry us even further in the year ahead. With all that in mind, I’m excited to be able to share more about what’s next.

This June, hundreds of 650 movement leaders, activists, practitioners, and newcomers came together in Boston for NEC’s largest and most significant convening yet. 

Click here to it check out the conference website!

Many exciting things are happening at the New Economy Coalition! We have just hired some fantastic new talent onto our Organizing Team to build on our existing Youth and Student Network, jumpstart our Faith Communities Organizing and launch a brand new Racial and Economic Justice Initiative.

And we’re re-launching our Youth and Student grants program! Read to the end for more information about that program and how to apply.