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Event Series Event Series: Solidarity Summer Series

Finance & Community Investment

July 27 @ 11:30 AM 2:00 PM EDT

This session will enable attendees to explore and compare different investment options, including community focused options such as the Community Stewardship Trust. It will provide an overview on evaluating a healthy community project and provide an overview of the financial practices and approaches of the CST.


  • Understand the importance of financial literacy in households and organizations
  • Recognize a few different investment options, including the benefits, limitations, and potential returns of each (savings accounts, stocks, REITs, the CST, etc.)
  • Understand what it means for a real estate project or enterprise to be financially healthy using some relevant financial indicators and practices
  • Be aware of some possible financial challenges that face organizations like the CST
  • Gain a clear idea of the unique financial practices and approach of the CST, and how these relate to its values and goals


Nikishka Iyengar – Founder and CEO, The Guild
David Ferris — New Economy Coalition, US Solidarity Economy Network

Lunch will be provided at 11:30, session begins promptly at 12:00 pm.


Metropolitan Library

Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia United States
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To ensure these classes are financially accessible to everyone, free tickets to all sessions are available on request. Please email us at to request a free ticket and/or to inform us of any accessibility needs.