Help Support the Summer Institute Scholarship & Support Fund

Since CPE’s founding in 1978, the Summer Institute has been our hallmark program and has attracted participation from thousands of labor, community, social and economic justice activists from all over the U.S. and around the world.  This year’s special track for the Summer Institute, Confronting Capitalism and Climate Crisis: Economics for Achieving Justice, Equity, and Sustainability will allow activists, organizers, educators, and progressive economists to come together, learn from another, and work to build a broad-based and diverse movement for climate justice.US Rachel Fred John

For too long, economics has only been discussed and explored by a small group of academics or financial “experts” in classrooms or boardrooms.  But, understanding the economy is critical to the work of many activists working on the ground to organize and build a better economy. We seek to support activists in building a broad based, cross-issue movement for climate justice. The institute will provide tools and analysis to inform and sharpen strategies for moving away from the corporate-driven, growth-oriented, carbon-intensive economy — and towards an economy that is sustainable, democratic, and equitable.

Support our Scholarship & Support Fund for Summer Institute Participants

Help us in our mission to make economics accessible to all those fighting for justice, by supporting our Summer Institute Scholarship Fund. We don’t want money to be a barrier for participation in our Summer Institute, and we need your help to make that happen!

CPE wants to raise enough funds for scholarships for every person who wants to attend the Summer Institute, but does not have the financial resources to do so, as well as provide childcare and translation services.

It’s our goal to raise $22,500 in order generate a scholarship and support fund that will make the SI accessible to all.  

As of July 6th, we’ve successfully raised $6,588 of our $22,500 goal. Please help us achieve this goal by the end of June so that we can offer scholarships and accessibility to our participants! Jul-6 Update

Donating is simple!

Click here to donate online through Network for Good

Or, make a check to Center for Popular Economics, PO Box 785, Amherst MA 01004.

And, additional information about ways to give is available on our “Support Us” page.

All funds will directly benefit Summer Institute scholarships, and equip activists with the tools they need to continue the fight against economic injustice!

Some quick facts about supporting our Summer Institute 

  • A donation of $750 covers the average cost of a scholarship for one activist to attend the SI
  • A donation of $2,640 will cover total childcare services for the week and help us make our SI accessible to parents.
  • A donation of $3,900 will cover translations services for the week and help us make our SI accessible to Spanish-speaking activists.

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