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To accompany our new report Educate and Empower: Tools for Building Community Wealth, we’ve produced this oversized doublesided 30” poster broadsheet, with the aim of distilling the key lessons of the report into an accessible and engaging format for broad distribution. 

If you’d like a copy, we’re happy to drop a copy in the mail for a small charge to help us cover costs, and can also send out bundles of 20 if you’d like to use the poster for education and outreach. Email us at for more info.

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