schumacher college for new economists

posted January 22, 2016

Applications are now open for the:

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Practical tools for local economic transformation

A new generation is choosing to return home to create jobs that support the landscape, the people, and the community of their region, but they lack many of the tools needed to build thriving, inclusive, and sustainable local economies. A broad range of organizations, including the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, have been working for decades in the field of ‘new economics’ to provide these tools. The Schumacher Center has created Schumacher College for New Economists in partnership with these organizations to develop a 9-month postgraduate residency program for an initial class of 25 students selected from and by communities seeking to transform their own economies.

While the issues this program addresses are universal in nature, the effects of our current economic system often have the greatest negative impact on communities marginalized by geographic location, wealth, race, ethnicity, or lack of human capital. By training youth from all types of communities, we aim to place new economic tools in the hands of the next generation, so that they may help define and shape our collective future. Read more here.