The Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) is the proud recipient of the 2019 Isaac Coleman grant. Named for social justice champion Isaac Coleman, the Isaac Coleman Economic Community Investment plan calls for targeted investments in our communities that are currently working to champion equitable opportunity.
In their application, ABIPA shared that their ‘shared aspiration’ was to “develop a worker-owned co-op to address the social determinants of health, specifically around education and economics, by providing training to help community members secure Living Wage employment and entrepreneurship-based opportunities.” (BuncombeCounty.org)
In this way, ABIPA is able to partner with the Everyday Details cooperative team to improve the lives of their community members. The ‘anticipated outcomes’ of this project are increased employment, and improved social determinants of health.