CHS Grant Provides SCED with Tools to Impact Economy

Wednesday, February 04, 2009
SNHU Communications Office


Contact: Gregg Mazzola                                                                               
Director of Communications
Southern New Hampshire University                                                               


Webinar Series will Illustrate how Cooperative Sectors
are Dealing with Economic Downturn

Manchester, N.H. (Feb. 4, 2009) – Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development received a $14,568 grant from the CHS Foundation for a series of webinars titled “Cooperative Approaches to Turbulent Times.” The webinar series will feature leaders in various cooperative sectors discussing how those sectors are performing during the economic downturn. This initiative will coincide with the rollout of a new Center for Cooperatives and CED.

The webinars, scheduled to begin in the spring, will be targeted to a general audience as well as cooperators. Targeted outreach will include the Cooperation Works affiliates, Neighborworks affiliated community development corporations and others interested in social cooperatives. The webinars will be preserved in an online format to serve as an ongoing resource.

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to expose a broader economic development community to the ways in which cooperatives have been able to help people survive in hard times,” says SCED Prof. Christina Clamp. “We also appreciate that we have this support from CHS in establishing the new Center for Cooperatives and CED.”

The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS Inc., a diversified energy, grains and foods Fortune 200 company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives. As a part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.

The School of CED provides education and training to CED practitioners, community leaders, and policy makers to equip them with the knowledge, skills and techniques to have the greatest impact in improving the economic and social well-being of their communities. The school has more than 1,400 graduates across the U.S. and internationally.

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